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Thursday,<strong>December</strong><strong>15</strong>, <strong>2022</strong> | Issue1026 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Aslice of festive celebrations in Rangiora<br />

Giant cake ... Rangiora Rotarians with their Christmas cake in tow during the Rangiora Toyota Santa Parade last Sunday afternoon. More photos page <strong>15</strong>.<br />

Demand for policing will not diminish in NC<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> needs more mental health<br />

and family harm resourcing, rather<br />

than more police, says Inspector Peter<br />

Cooper.<br />

The Rural <strong>Canterbury</strong> area police<br />

commander saysthere is aperception<br />

youth crime and retailcrime are on the<br />

rise soaking up policetime.<br />

In reality,familyharm and mental<br />

healthcallouts occupy the bulk of<br />

policeresources.<br />

‘‘We wouldalways want more police,<br />

but thereissomuch to considerand it<br />

is aboutwhat <strong>Canterbury</strong>asawhole<br />

needs,’’hesays.<br />

‘‘I would rather see more people<br />

working in the mental health and the<br />

family harm spaces.<br />

‘‘That would be our greatest<br />

assistance as it would allowustogo<br />

backtoour core roles.’’<br />

Youth crime and retail crimehave hit<br />

the headlines recently with aspate of<br />

‘‘ram raids’’aroundthe country,but Mr<br />

Cooper says the increase in these<br />

crimes is consistent with the increase<br />

in population.<br />

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he says.<br />

‘‘Our demand is never goingto<br />

diminish and Iexpect it will continueto<br />

grow, and whenyou talk about youth<br />

crime it is only apart of what we do.<br />

‘‘Thereare huge issues aroundour<br />

community, but we don’thave the same<br />

level of youth crime as other parts of<br />

the country.’’<br />

Mr Coopersays therehas been one<br />

‘‘ram raid’’ incident in the Waimakariri<br />

district, while the few incidents in the<br />

Selwyn district were linkedto<br />

Christchurch­based offenders.<br />

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environment is verydifferent from 10<br />

yearsago.<br />

When he first moved to Rangiora 20<br />

yearsago the population was 11,000.<br />

Sincethen Rangiora’s population has<br />

nearly doubled.<br />

Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Amberley<br />

have seen rapid population growthand<br />

the opening of the motorway two years<br />

ago effectivelymade them‘‘satellites of<br />

Christchurch’’.<br />

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Park gets early Christmas gift<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Christmas has come earlyatTuhaitara<br />

Coastal Parkwith fundingfor 10,000<br />

treesfrom Trees ThatCount.<br />

The generousgift comesaspark<br />

rangers embark on areplanting<br />

programmeafter November’s fire,<br />

started by fireworks at Pegasus Beach.<br />

It torethrough the parkcausing<br />

considerable damage to alargearea.<br />

General managerofTeKōhaka o<br />

Tūhaitara Trust, Greg Byrnes, who is<br />

also an Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

councillor,says the ‘‘awesome’’<br />

surprise Christmas gift came after<br />

TreesThat Count administrators read<br />

his comments immediately after the<br />

fire about how it had provided great<br />

opportunities for future planting.<br />

About500 plantshave already been<br />

planted along the Tutaepatu Trail<br />

sincethe fire, and another 2000 are at<br />

the nursery ready to be planted.<br />

Atotal of 14,000trees havebeen<br />

planted at TuhaitaraCoastal Park this<br />

year.<br />

The TreesThat Count funding will<br />

help afurther25,000 trees be planted<br />

next year.<br />

This year marked 12 years since<br />

Greg beganworking at the park.As<br />

someone who is passionate about the<br />

environment,loves the outdoors, and<br />

is ‘‘disruptive in an officesetting’’,itis<br />

his dream job with aspectacular<br />

outdoor workspace.<br />

He began his new role on his<br />

Post-Covid environment testing police<br />

From Page 1<br />

‘‘It is easy to come and go in ashort<br />

period of time,soaccess is both good and<br />

bad.’’<br />

The post­Covid environment is also<br />

stretching police resources, Mr Cooper<br />

says.<br />

Nationally policerespondedtomore<br />

than 1.3 millionfamilyharm incidents<br />

last year, 13 percent up on the previous<br />

Greg Byrnes<br />

birthday, November <strong>15</strong>, in 2010.<br />

‘‘Itwas atime of earthquakes and<br />

liquefaction, unrestricted motorvehicle<br />

use anddumping, of old man's<br />

beard, cattle up to their knees,<br />

chainsaws and 22's when the park was<br />

seenbymost as awasteland,’’ he says.<br />

‘‘However, it was also atime where a<br />

year and 47% higherthan 2017.Itmeans<br />

police are responding to afamily harm<br />

incidentevery three minutesnationally,<br />

comparedtoevery <strong>15</strong> minutesfor youth<br />

and retailcrime.<br />

Mental health calloutswere up 20%<br />

last year compared to the previousyear<br />

and 55% more than 2017.<br />

‘‘There are alot of factors comingout<br />

of the lockdown environment and we are<br />

few couldsee the awesome beauty<br />

within, many couldtell you their<br />

favouritespot and storiesofcamping<br />

as achildwere abundant.<br />

‘‘Since that time we have had fires,<br />

floodsand storms.<br />

‘‘We have had strandings, avian<br />

botulismand emaciated seals and<br />

penguins. Peoplehave come and<br />

gone.’’<br />

There hasalso been ‘‘tens of<br />

thousands of volunteer hours’’<br />

contributed at the park, visitorsfrom<br />

aroundNew Zealand and overseas,<br />

and above all, alot of laughs, Greg<br />

says.<br />

Tuhaitara Coastal Park is now<br />

widelyrecognisedasone of <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>'s most spectacular<br />

community outdoor spaces.<br />

‘‘We are seen as aplaceofvalue and<br />

respected by our peers,’’Greg says.<br />

His favourite placeinthe park is<br />

Tutaepatu Lagoon, near Woodend<br />

Beach.<br />

‘‘I have hearditbreathe.’’<br />

The park’sofficeisatWoodend<br />

Beach, but the 700­hectare park can<br />

also be accessed fromKairaki, The<br />

Pines Beach,WoodendBeach,<br />

PegasusTown and Waikuku Beach.<br />

An open day is being planned at<br />

WoodendBeach Domain next year, on<br />

Saturday, January 28, to celebrate<br />

summer and welcome the community<br />

to the park.<br />

The event willinclude stalls, guided<br />

walks through the park and livemusic.<br />

Landfill submission extension approved<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

The timeframe to make asubmission on<br />

aproposed landfill at 513 Trig Road,<br />

View Hill, north west of Oxford, has<br />

been extended by almost two weeks.<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> (ECan) and<br />

Waimakariri District Council<br />

considered two requests to extend the<br />

timeframe out until February 9, next<br />

year.<br />

The February date was declined, but<br />

the councils allowed an extension until<br />

5pm on Thursday, <strong>December</strong> 22.<br />

Both councils consider the extension<br />

provides for the interests of the<br />

community by giving reasonable<br />

opportunity to lodge submissions, while<br />

not causing unreasonable delay or<br />

prejudice to the applicant.<br />

Submissions were to have closed at<br />

5pm, Friday, <strong>December</strong> 8.<br />

Everyone who has lodged a<br />

submission will still be able to provide<br />

more detailed assessments, supported<br />

by technical expert opinions as part of<br />

their hearing evidence, which would not<br />

be due until mid to late March 2023. Five<br />

resource consents have been lodged<br />

with ECan, and one land use consent<br />

with the Waimakariri District Council,<br />

by Woodstock Quarries Limited for<br />

resource consents to expand an existing<br />

hard rock quarry and to establish and<br />

operate new solid waste management<br />

and disposal facility for the disposal of<br />

construction and demolition waste,<br />

contaminated soils and special wastes at<br />

513 Trig Road, View Hill.<br />

finding ourselves in anew world post­<br />

Covid,’’ Mr Cooper says. ‘‘These incidents<br />

are very personal and they are involving<br />

people, rather than property, so we need<br />

to look after people first.’’<br />

Mentalhealth incidents place astrain<br />

on <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s policeresources,<br />

as police were required to escort the<br />

person into Christchurch for an<br />

assessment.<br />

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Amberley CFO passes the baton<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Graeme Dalley has no regrets about his<br />

32 years with the Amberley Volunteer<br />

Fire Brigade.<br />

He says being avolunteer firefighter<br />

can take over your life to a‘‘certain<br />

extent’’, but it has always been in agood<br />

way.<br />

The chief fire officer, for nearly <strong>15</strong><br />

years, is hanging up his hat, and retiring.<br />

Prior to his chief fire officer duties he<br />

was deputy for about six years.<br />

‘‘I have never regretted it. It is abig<br />

commitment, but Ihave always enjoyed<br />

the inclusiveness of the brigade,<br />

particularly in regard to family and<br />

children, ’’ says Mr Dalley.<br />

He joined the brigade in 1990, and in<br />

his early years did the Waterways<br />

Challenge, learning many skills along<br />

the way, particularly running out hoses.<br />

‘‘It was really great fun and agood<br />

foundation for my future.<br />

‘‘You met other brigade members,<br />

made great friendships and there was<br />

great camaraderie.’’<br />

There was afiercely competitive side<br />

to the competition, but asocial side as<br />

well.<br />

However, as his family grew he was<br />

less able to make the commitment to the<br />

challenge, and stood aside to allow<br />

younger legs to take over.<br />

Mr Dalley was awarded his Gold Star<br />

in 20<strong>15</strong> for 25 years service with the<br />

Brigade.<br />

He says the award night, and other<br />

functions the brigade held were very<br />

special, inclusive of wives and partners,<br />

and though they had been scaled back in<br />

recent times, were still an extremely<br />

important part of the volunteer fire<br />

brigade family.<br />

Flooding events in rivers and streams<br />

in the early days with the brigade, were<br />

significant, particularly at Leithfield<br />

and Amberley Beaches.<br />

‘‘In one particularly event, we had the<br />

situation of local flooding, as well as<br />

water running through the fire station<br />

caused by the creek behind the station<br />

which used to flood Markham Street.<br />

In 2010 the <strong>Canterbury</strong> earthquakes,<br />

while not impacting directly on<br />

Amberley, meant providing fire<br />

personnel to support the Christchurch<br />

area, along with crews on arotational<br />

basis, day­to­day.<br />

The Kaikoura earthquake in 2016, and<br />

the Tsunami threat put the brigade on<br />

alert, but fortunately it came to nothing.<br />

This was followed by the Covid­19<br />

pandemic, says Mr Dalley.<br />

‘‘In my view this was the hardest to<br />

manage, and remain operational, with<br />

the early lock down and protecting<br />

ourselves and family,’’ he says.<br />

‘‘It was areal challenge. We were still<br />

expected to protect the community and<br />

support others, turning out for alarms,<br />

and rostering crews, while trying hard to<br />

keep as far apart as we could from each<br />

other.<br />

‘‘It was achallenging time, but it never<br />

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affected the operation of the team.’’<br />

Mr Dalley says remembering they<br />

were volunteer firefighters, who all had<br />

day jobs, was another factor making<br />

pandemic life difficult.<br />

‘‘Some members were in essential<br />

services and we realised we could not<br />

rely on them.’’<br />

Duties of brigades today are along<br />

way from that of yesteryear, says Mr<br />

Dalley.<br />

Today they can be called to all sorts of<br />

incidents, including motor vehicle<br />

accidents which at times were quite<br />

‘‘tragic’’.<br />

They also assist at medical incidents<br />

and were now first responders to<br />

cardiac arrests.<br />

‘‘It is another skill, but it does take an<br />

emotional toll.’’<br />

The fire service itself has made some<br />

big structural changes.<br />

‘‘There are lots of positives and some<br />

negatives, but it is the way of the future,’’<br />

Mr Dalley says.<br />

He says today it is harder to resource<br />

crews due to work commitments out of<br />

town, busier lives, and family, but the<br />

brigade still managed to resource<br />

engines.<br />

‘‘People are still putting their hands<br />

up, and making the sacrifice,’’ he says.<br />

While Mr Dalley never hesitated to<br />

jump out of bed in the middle of the<br />

night, he is now having to lie there and<br />

wonder where the brigade is off to when<br />

the siren sounds.<br />

But he is in a‘‘good place’’ since<br />

retiring from Fire and Emergency New<br />

Zealand, enjoying life as adriving<br />

instructor, and having more time to<br />

spend with family.<br />

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Opposition continues<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s Mayors will<br />

continue to oppose Three Waters reform<br />

in its present format, despite the passing<br />

of the Water Services Entities Bill.<br />

The Waimakariri, Hurunui and<br />

Kaikōura councils have been actively<br />

opposed to the proposed reform and are<br />

members of the lobby group<br />

Communities 4Local Democracy<br />

(C4LD).<br />

Meanwhile, NgāiTahu says it looked<br />

forward to working with local councils.<br />

Waimakariri Mayor and C4LD deputy<br />

chairperson Dan Gordon believed it was<br />

not too late to change the government’s<br />

mind.<br />

He noted Labour had passed the Bill<br />

on Thursday, <strong>December</strong> 8, without the<br />

support of any other party in Parliament.<br />

‘‘It is disappointing to see the Labour<br />

Party pushing ahead with such<br />

unpopular policy and they’re forcing<br />

this through alone.<br />

‘‘Everyone agrees there needs to be<br />

investment over several decades to<br />

upgrade New Zealand’s freshwater,<br />

stormwater and waste­water<br />

infrastructure and that requires<br />

maximum political consensus to deliver<br />

policy stability.’’<br />

Mr Gordon says he was disappointed<br />

the government had not engaged more<br />

closely with councils.<br />

He felt the C4LD alternative of<br />

councils working together as regional<br />

water authorities with access to central<br />

government support could have gained<br />

bi­partisan.<br />

‘‘It is mind­boggling this myth that<br />

billions of dollars are going to be<br />

borrowed for water infrastructure and<br />

that this cost will not be felt by the end<br />

user.’’<br />

Mr Gordon said C4LD would hold<br />

National and Act to their public promise<br />

to repeal and replace the legislation,<br />

should they be elected next year.<br />

Hurunui Mayor and <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Mayoral Forum deputy chairperson<br />

Marie Black said it was an ‘‘unsettling<br />

time’’ for council staff, who were having<br />

to operate business as usual, while<br />

change was looming.<br />

‘‘We understand the reasons why there<br />

is aneed for change and the new<br />

regulations. We all expect to have good<br />

quality water from Kaitaia to Bluff, but<br />

that could have been achieved with (the<br />

water regulator) Taumata Arowai.<br />

‘‘But at every level there is still a<br />

concern. We know where we are<br />

heading, but we don’t know the<br />

impacts.’’<br />

Kaikōura Mayor Craig Mackle said his<br />

council would continue to oppose the<br />

reforms in their present form.<br />

‘‘We have to be realistic that<br />

Government is aggressively pushing its<br />

reform programme through before next<br />

year’s election and it is very clear to me<br />

the Government is not listening to<br />

councils.’’<br />

Te Rūnanga oNgāiTahu<br />

Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai<br />

acknowledged the process had been<br />

‘‘long and sometimes contentious’’.<br />

‘‘Fundamentally we all want the same<br />

things, which is safe, sustainable water<br />

services delivered fairly, while<br />

protecting the environment and<br />

allowing for development.’’<br />

Under the legislation, four water<br />

entities would be created around the<br />

country to manage freshwater,<br />

stormwater and waste­water.<br />

Entity Dcovered NgāiTahu’s takiwā,<br />

which encompassed most of the South<br />

Island, and would be co­governed 22<br />

councils and NgāiTahu.<br />

Public interest journalism is funded<br />

by New Zealand on Air.<br />

Future speed in spotlight<br />

Future speeds on HurunuiDistrict<br />

roads areunderthe spotlight.<br />

TheHurunui District Council is keen<br />

to hear what people thinktohelp<br />

formulate an Interim Speed<br />

ManagementPlan for 2023­2024.<br />

Council’s roading manager Kushla<br />

Tapper saysaplan will notmean<br />

immediate changes.<br />

Butitwillprovide council witha<br />

new,flexible framework to allow<br />

alterations to speeds as they are<br />

required.<br />

This includes outside and<br />

surrounding the 13 schools in the<br />

Hurunui district.<br />

‘‘Aswell as reviewing speed limit<br />

changes road­by­road, the focusis<br />

around broaderoptions such as speeds<br />

around schools,‘challenging’ routes,<br />

and areas with high numbers of<br />

vulnerable users’’ saidMsTapper.<br />

She saysanyone can provide input<br />

using the1600K Community Driven<br />

RoadSafety Map which was launched<br />

threeyears agoacross the district.<br />

“If you thinkthereare areasorroads<br />

thatneed to be addressedorreviewed,<br />

or if you wanttolet us know what<br />

you’re happy with andwant to keep,<br />

pleaseget in touch.”<br />

The 1600KMap is on the council’s<br />

website, accessible by searching 1600K<br />

and clicking the big green button.<br />

Alternatively feedback can be<br />

emailed to: info@hurunui.govt.nz.<br />

Write ‘Interim Speed Management<br />

Plan’ (or ISMP) in the subjectline.


Relocation excites café owner<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

5<br />

Kaiapoi’s Paris for the Weekend Cafe<br />

ownerCharlotte Johnson is excited about<br />

planstofind apermanentlocation for her<br />

business.<br />

The cafe is at 57 Charles Street, in<br />

Kaiapoi’s formerrailwaystationbuilding,<br />

whichhas aHistoric Placescategory II<br />

listing and has taken up temporary<br />

residence in the Charles Street car park.<br />

The building is owned by the Kaiapoi<br />

Railway StationTrust which is working<br />

with Kaiapoideveloper JeddPearce and<br />

the Waimakariri DistrictCouncil to secure<br />

apermanent site for the station —inthe<br />

car parkormove it to lineupwiththe<br />

boardwalk alongthe Kaiapoi River bank.<br />

WaimakaririDistrict deputy mayor,<br />

Neville Atkinson, who is also the trust’s<br />

chairman, saysit’s hoped the building can<br />

move the shortdistance to sit alongside<br />

the boardwalk.<br />

‘‘That is the preferred option,’’ he says.<br />

‘‘Butthere is still alot of work to be done<br />

before we will knowwhether that can<br />

happen.’’<br />

The cafe openedin2017.<br />

It has been abumpy ride since, with the<br />

Covid­19 pandemic creating atough<br />

environmentfor all hospitality businesses.<br />

However with the town's stronggrowth<br />

and the Kaiapoi RiverQueen bringing<br />

more customers into Paris for the<br />

Weekend,the cafe is ‘‘going reallywell’’<br />

with many loyalcustomers, says Charlotte.<br />

‘‘Ourscones with jam are famous,’’ she<br />

says.<br />

‘‘They are our top seller every day.’’<br />

Charlotte hopes the move willproceed<br />

because it will provide more outdoor<br />

seating for her customers and anicer<br />

outlook across the river.<br />

The proposed move will also include a<br />

redevelopmentofthe buildingwhich will<br />

upgrade facilities and providemore<br />

storagespace.<br />

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•Battery Cells -SAMSUNG Lithium 36v 14AH.<br />

Battery can be removed for charging<br />

•Max range per charge: up to 65km<br />

•Max Motor assisted speed 28km/hr<br />

•Charge time is 6hrs approx •Weight: 21kg<br />

•Disc brakes front and rear<br />

•Super strong alloy frame<br />

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Charlotte says it is likely to be eight<br />

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close during this time.<br />

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Paris for the Weekend Cafe owner, Charlotte Johnson.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

us,’’ she says.<br />

Charlotteisalso looking forward to<br />

another busy day at the Kaiapoi Food<br />

Forest’sannual Strawberry Fare this<br />

Saturday, <strong>December</strong>17, whereshe will<br />

haveaParisfor the Weekend stall selling<br />

strawberry­themed sweet treats fromthe<br />

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•Max range per charge: up to 65km<br />

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•Charge time is 6hrs approx<br />

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2538538


OPINION<br />

6 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Milestones ticked off<br />

The yearhas drawn to a<br />

close,and Christmasis<br />

almostupon us.<br />

Here at the council we<br />

continue to tickoff some<br />

significantmilestoneswith<br />

the annual reportbeing<br />

signedoff.<br />

We remain optimistic<br />

despite the water<br />

legislation consuming<br />

many hours forour staff,<br />

and with the other<br />

significantpiecesof<br />

legislation the Future for<br />

Local Governmentand the<br />

RMA will require<br />

dedicated attention early<br />

in 2023.<br />

We are committedto Marie Black<br />

keep you as well informed<br />

as we are able on these keyissues.You<br />

may be awarethat the government is<br />

providingafundingoffer termed ‘‘Better<br />

Off’’.<br />

This is available to councils in two<br />

tranches, the first beingavailable now with<br />

the remainder due to councils on 1July<br />

2024.<br />

Despite not beingconvinced about the<br />

entirereform process, yourelected<br />

members considered the application<br />

shouldbesecuredfor the district at large.<br />

We know that people havechosen and<br />

will continuetochoose the Hurunui<br />

District as their favoured place to live,<br />

This<br />

Week<br />

Sun<br />

Fishing<br />

Guide<br />

Moon<br />

Wind<br />

Fair<br />

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday<br />

Dec <strong>15</strong> Dec 16 Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 21<br />

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Set 9:04pm<br />

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Set 11:45am<br />

Gentle SE becoming<br />

moderate E<br />

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moderate E<br />

work and play.Insupporting<br />

these choices, we are very<br />

aware of the responsibility to<br />

supplyfeaturesthat meet<br />

your desired needs.<br />

This evening some<br />

membersofour district took<br />

the opportunity to celebrate<br />

the Hurunui District Council<br />

Student AchieversAward<br />

ceremony.<br />

This is one of the many<br />

highlights of the district and<br />

agreat privilege to hear of<br />

the goalsand aspirations of<br />

our young people.Idoenjoy<br />

the festive season, with an<br />

opportunitytotake some<br />

time and recharge, and<br />

spend alittle moretime with<br />

family and friends.<br />

There aremany fabulousevents coming<br />

up over the nextweek or so with the<br />

InspireChurch hosting awonderful<br />

Christmas Dinnerinthe Tin Shed<br />

Amberley.<br />

The Santa Parade willtake place in<br />

Hanmer Springs, andmaybesome road<br />

Christmas parties will be taking place with<br />

the neighbours.<br />

Given we are entering the festive season,<br />

may Iacknowledgethe many volunteers,<br />

and community memberswho contribute<br />

to this beautifuldistrict.<br />

Iwish you wellaswecelebrate the<br />

summer season, be safe and enjoy.<br />

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Rise 5:44am<br />

Set 9:06pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

7:51am<br />

8:12pm<br />

Rise 2:00am<br />

Set 1:53pm<br />

Moderate SW turning<br />

SE<br />

Ok<br />

Rise 5:44am<br />

Set 9:06pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

8:33am<br />

8:55pm<br />

Rise 2:19am<br />

Set 3:00pm<br />

Gentle SWbecoming<br />

moderate SE<br />

Fair<br />

Rise 5:45am<br />

Set 9:07pm<br />

Best<br />

Times<br />

Tips for alow-cost,<br />

enjoyable Christmas<br />

Christmas can be astressful time,<br />

especially for those who are doing it tough<br />

financially.<br />

With the cost­of­living crisis, this year<br />

will be particularly challenging for many.<br />

Jacquie Wrigley of Citizens Advice<br />

Bureau (CAB) <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> has some<br />

no­cost and low­cost ideas for giving joy to<br />

family and friends this Christmas.<br />

‘‘For gifts, people with younger children<br />

can set up toy swaps with other families,<br />

and use small Santa stockings, not<br />

pillowcases, on Christmas Eve,’’ says Ms<br />

Wrigley.<br />

‘‘Vouchers offering to do chores or<br />

gardening, or homemade items, can make<br />

lovely, personalised gifts. Of course, there’s<br />

the second­hand stores too, selling preloved<br />

goods at low prices.’’<br />

‘‘For family gatherings, doing Secret<br />

Santa where people bring agift for just one<br />

person, and everyone brings food to share,<br />

are ways to keep costs down,’’ she says.<br />

‘‘It could also be asimple picnic lunch at<br />

apark or beach, where the focus is more on<br />

spending time with each other and<br />

enjoying nature, rather than on fancy food<br />

and gifts.’’<br />

Ms Wrigley says if you live away from<br />

your family, and can’t afford to travel home<br />

for Christmas, ashared meal or picnic with<br />

friends in asimilar situation can be agreat<br />

way to spend an ‘‘orphans’ Christmas’’.<br />

‘‘There’s also the free Christmas meals<br />

that charitable organisations all around<br />

New Zealand provide on Christmas Day,’’<br />

she says.<br />

‘‘They ensure everyone who wants to,<br />

RANGIORA OCEAN WATCH<br />

9:17am<br />

9:41pm<br />

Rise 2:40am<br />

Set 4:09pm<br />

Gentle Sbecoming<br />

moderate SE<br />

Ok<br />

Rise 5:45am<br />

Set 9:08pm<br />

Best 10:05am<br />

Times 10:31pm<br />

Rise 3:03am<br />

Set 5:23pm<br />

Gentle Sbecoming<br />

moderate SE<br />

Rise 5:45am<br />

Set 9:08pm<br />

Best 10:58am<br />

Fair<br />

Times 11:26pm<br />

Rise 3:30am<br />

Set 6:41pm<br />

Gentle Sbecoming<br />

moderate E<br />

can join in the festivities, regardless of<br />

their circumstances.’’<br />

Ms Wrigley says anyone who would like<br />

some help or advice in the lead­up to<br />

Christmas is welcome to contact the CAB<br />

where trained volunteers can help, no<br />

matter what questions or issues you may<br />

have.<br />

‘‘If you are having financial problems, we<br />

can assist with that too. We can help you<br />

find out your entitlements, and if you need<br />

it, link you with budget advice. If we can’t<br />

help you directly ourselves, we will find<br />

you someone who can.’’<br />

The CAB is at 209 High Street, Rangiora.<br />

It is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to<br />

3.30pm. Call in or phone (03) 313 8822 or<br />

0800 367 222 ,www.cab.org.nz.<br />

The bureau is closed from <strong>December</strong> 21,<br />

and will reopen on Monday, January 9,<br />

2023.<br />

Donning afestive jumper and joining the Christmas fun<br />

Waimakariri Matt Doocey<br />

looks back on <strong>2022</strong> and<br />

proffers his opinion on<br />

Rangiora’s health care<br />

facility.<br />

It wouldn’t be <strong>December</strong> without<br />

our Santa parades, and oneof<br />

the pleasuresofbeing alocal MP<br />

is being abletodon afestive<br />

jumper and take partinthe<br />

parade.<br />

If Kaiapoi’s Christmas<br />

Carnival and Rangiora’s Santa<br />

Paradewere anythingtogoby,<br />

peopleare certainlyembracing<br />

the chance to getout and enjoy a<br />

bit of Christmas cheer.<br />

Ihope to see more of you at the<br />

Oxford Santa Paradethis<br />

weekend.<br />

Although many of us are<br />

starting to think aboutwinding<br />

downtohaveawell­deserved<br />

summer break,spare athought<br />

for those in thehealth care<br />

sector whowill be hardatwork<br />

still.The demand on emergency<br />

departmentsand otherhospital<br />

services willremain high and<br />

being on holiday won’t stop<br />

people needingtodriveinto<br />

Christchurch fromWaimakariri<br />

for medicalcare.<br />

That’s why Iwillbefighting<br />

hardover thesummer to keep<br />

the pressureonthose<br />

responsibletoget the health<br />

carefacility project in Rangiora<br />

going without delay.<br />

As many of you will already be<br />

aware, Ihaveteamed up with<br />

local residentsSandiand David<br />

McLean to launch apetition<br />

calling on Te WhatuOra Health<br />

NZ to fast­track Waimakariri’s<br />

after­hours health care facility.<br />

Considering it wasdue to open<br />

thisyear, it’ssimplynot good<br />

enough to be told by the Health<br />

Minister recently thatthe<br />

consents werenot even in place,<br />

and it is unlikelytoopen its<br />

doors until2025.<br />

Families with young children<br />

or elderly parents are tellingme<br />

theyhavehad enough of driving<br />

intothe cityatall hours,<br />

especiallyinanemergency.<br />

Withthe waitinglistsin<br />

Christchurch getting longer, and<br />

fuel pricesskyrocketing,timeis<br />

of theessence.<br />

We cannot sitbyand watch as<br />

this projectgetsdragged further<br />

out. Not only willanafter­hours<br />

health care facility be great for<br />

localresidents who currently<br />

have no option buttodrive to<br />

Christchurch,but it willalso<br />

take the pressureof<br />

Christchurch's overloaded<br />

system, and support localhealth<br />

care workers wholiveout here<br />

andwould liketoworkcloser to<br />

home.<br />

If youwould liketosign the<br />

petition, headtomyFacebook<br />

page for thelink, or find it on<br />

change.org:change.org/p/fasttrack­waimakariri­s­after­hourshealth­care­facility.<br />

It was aprivilegetospeakat<br />

therecent launch of theWaiora<br />

LinksTrust, agroupwhich has<br />

been established to improve<br />

social cohesion acrossthe<br />

communities of Woodend,<br />

Pegasus, Ravenswood and<br />

Waikuku.<br />

With new peoplemoving into<br />

thearea at arapid rate, it is<br />

important that people feel a<br />

sense of belonging in their new<br />

surroundings.Researchshows<br />

that combatting loneliness can<br />

lead to improved physical<br />

wellbeing, andIapplaud the<br />

Trust for its vision in this regard.<br />

Finally,from my familyto<br />

yours, wishing you amerry<br />

Christmas and ahappyNew<br />

Year.<br />

Swell<br />

Pegasus Bay<br />

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Mouth<br />

11:11pm 2.1 5:02pm 0.8 11:55pm 2.1 5:47pm 0.8 12:12pm 2.2 6:32pm 0.7 12:59pm 2.2 7:16pm 0.7 1:47pm 2.2 8:02pm 0.7 2:38pm 2.2 8:50pm 0.6 3:29pm 2.3 9:41pm 0.5<br />

Amberley 10:43am 2.2 4:27am 0.8 11:27am 2.2 5:13am 0.8<br />

6:00am 0.8 12:39am 2.1 6:49am 0.8 1:26am 2.2 7:39am 0.8 2:16am 2.2 8:32am 0.7 3:09am 2.3 9:26am 0.6<br />

Beach<br />

11:11pm 2.1 5:02pm 0.8 11:55pm 2.1 5:47pm 0.8 12:12pm 2.2 6:32pm 0.7 12:59pm 2.2 7:16pm 0.7 1:47pm 2.2 8:02pm 0.7 2:38pm 2.2 8:50pm 0.6 3:29pm 2.3 9:41pm 0.5<br />

10:52am 2.2 4:36am 0.8 11:36am 2.2 5:22am 0.8 12:04am 2.1 6:09am 0.8 12:48am 2.1 6:58am 0.8 1:35am 2.2 7:48am 0.8 2:25am 2.2 8:41am 0.7 3:18am 2.3 9:35am 0.6<br />

Motunau 11:20pm 2.1 5:11pm 0.8<br />

5:56pm 0.8 12:21pm 2.2 6:41pm 0.7 1:08pm 2.2 7:25pm 0.7 1:56pm 2.2 8:11pm 0.7 2:47pm 2.2 8:59pm 0.6 3:38pm 2.3 9:50pm 0.5<br />

10:54am 2.2 4:38am 0.8 11:38am 2.2 5:24am 0.8 12:06am 2.1 6:11am 0.8 12:50am 2.1 7:00am 0.8 1:37am 2.2 7:50am 0.8 2:27am 2.2 8:43am 0.7 3:20am 2.3 9:37am 0.6<br />

Gore Bay 11:22pm 2.1 5:13pm 0.8<br />

5:58pm 0.8 12:23pm 2.2 6:43pm 0.7 1:10pm 2.2 7:27pm 0.7 1:58pm 2.2 8:13pm 0.7 2:49pm 2.2 9:01pm 0.6 3:40pm 2.3 9:52pm 0.5<br />

10:51am 1.5 4:35am 0.4 11:35am 1.5 5:20am 0.4 12:02am 1.4 6:06am 0.4 12:46am 1.4 6:55am 0.4 1:32am 1.5 7:45am 0.4 2:21am 1.5 8:37am 0.3 3:12am 1.6 9:30am 0.3<br />

Kaikoura 11:18pm 1.4 5:12pm 0.4<br />

5:55pm 0.4 12:21pm 1.5 6:37pm 0.4 1:08pm 1.5 7:21pm 0.4 1:56pm 1.5 8:06pm 0.3 2:45pm 1.5 8:53pm 0.3 3:36pm 1.5 9:44pm 0.3<br />

*Not for navigational purposes. Wind and swell are based on apoint off Gore Bay. Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa. www.ofu.co.nz www.tidespy.com Graphic supplied by OceanFun Publishing Ltd.<br />

RANGIORA


Merry<br />

Christmas<br />

from the<br />

team at<br />

Blackwell’s!<br />

As the year comes to an end, it’s time to<br />

reflect and look forward to the new year!<br />

Blackwell’s Department Store, like any<br />

business, has had another hectic year.<br />

It started like all other businesses, still<br />

dealing with Covid-19 and wearing<br />

masks. We were, although delayed,<br />

able to reflect on the previous 149 years<br />

of business in Kaiapoi, by celebrating<br />

our <strong>15</strong>0th Birthday in January as well as<br />

hosting an in-store Spring Fashion Show in<br />

October.<br />

We were delighted to accept throughout<br />

the year various awards from our<br />

community. Including the ‘Outstanding<br />

Contribution To The Community’ award<br />

from the Waimakariri District Council, a<br />

‘Certificate Of Life Membership’ award<br />

from Kaiapoi Promotions Association and<br />

in September the Waimakariri Business<br />

award.<br />

We are truly honoured by our community<br />

as we strive to continue to offer our<br />

wonderful customers fresh new product,<br />

exceptional customer service, and a fun<br />

in-store experience.<br />

We are delighted to support local<br />

charities again this Christmas. ‘It Takes<br />

A Village’ a local charity supporting<br />

families in the region, help provide the<br />

basics for children. You can drop off any<br />

item for children under our tree in-store<br />

up until 22nd <strong>December</strong>.<br />

Our Gift and Homewares departments<br />

are overflowing with unique merchandise<br />

to help you make Christmas shopping for<br />

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8 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Consent solution sought<br />

By DAVID HILL.<br />

Local DemocracyReporter<br />

WaimakaririMayorDan Gordon<br />

is hopeful apractical solution<br />

can be found to aregional<br />

consenting deadlock.<br />

The Waimakariri District<br />

Council has been waiting 12<br />

months for aresource consent<br />

from Environment<strong>Canterbury</strong> to<br />

constructand operate a<br />

stormwater management area at<br />

Mill Road, Ohoka.<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

(ECan) chief executive Dr<br />

StefanieRixecker said the<br />

resource consent application<br />

was ‘‘prohibited’’ underPlan<br />

Change 7and direction from the<br />

recent Court of Appeal decision<br />

on awaterbottling plant in<br />

Christchurch.<br />

The deadlock has also blocked<br />

five consent applications from<br />

the Christchurch City Council<br />

and is holdinguphousing subdivisions,including<br />

the next<br />

stageofthe Townsend Fields<br />

development in Rangiora.<br />

Mr Gordon said the Greater<br />

Christchurch councils —<br />

Christchurch City, ECan, Selwyn<br />

and Waimakariri District<br />

Council —are goingtowork<br />

together to see what immediate<br />

stepscould allow consentsto<br />

progress in the shortterm.<br />

‘‘TheCourtofAppealdecision<br />

is one that’s had unintended<br />

consequences that both hinders<br />

development and makes it<br />

harder to put in place<br />

infrastructure that improves<br />

Dan Gordon<br />

freshwater outcomes.<br />

‘‘The underlyingissue is that<br />

there are ruleswithin the<br />

regional planning documents<br />

that are unworkable, when the<br />

court decision is taken into<br />

consideration.’’<br />

If asolution cannot be found<br />

withinthe available legislative<br />

framework the councils can look<br />

at options, such as seeking<br />

governmentintervention,he<br />

said.<br />

Dr Rixecker said under Plan<br />

Change7,whichwas adopted in<br />

November last year,all but one<br />

of the groundwater allocation<br />

zones in the Waimakariri<br />

district were considered ‘‘overallocated’’.<br />

This meantECan could not<br />

consent further water ‘takes’ in<br />

the district.<br />

The Court of Appeal<br />

determined,under the planning<br />

rules,ECan was required to<br />

consider the ‘take’ and ‘use’ of<br />

water together,DrRixecker<br />

said.<br />

‘‘Water ‘take’ is the amountof<br />

water thatcan be removed from<br />

awater body such as ariver,<br />

lake, or groundwater, while‘use’<br />

is the purpose for removing it,<br />

such as for irrigation, water<br />

bottling or hydro­electricity<br />

generation.<br />

‘‘If an activity results in the<br />

movement of groundwater<br />

(within the water table)to<br />

surface water it is interpreted as<br />

a‘take’ofgroundwater and a<br />

discharge of groundwater to<br />

surface water.’’<br />

She said ECan will be briefing<br />

the Ministry for the<br />

Environmentonthe challenges<br />

facingthe region.<br />

‘‘If our current planning<br />

framework (rules)isnot fit­forpurpose<br />

we will engage with<br />

mana whenuaand the<br />

communitytoreview and update<br />

the planning framework.’’<br />

She said it wouldtake at least<br />

18 monthsbefore any new rules<br />

were operative. In mid­<br />

November,the Supreme Court<br />

granted leavetoappeal the<br />

Court of Appeal’s decision.ECan<br />

did not initiate the appeal, but it<br />

will follow the proceedingsnext<br />

year with interest, Dr Rixecker<br />

says.<br />

Public interest journalism is<br />

fundedbyNew ZealandonAir.<br />

SEDE project<br />

is growing<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

The communitybased SEDE<br />

Project is planning to open<br />

branchesinother <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> townsand<br />

communities.<br />

Already in Rangiora and<br />

Kaiapoi,the SEDE<br />

(Supporting Elderly Diet<br />

Enrichment) Project was<br />

started earlierthis year by<br />

JulieLamplugh.<br />

She encourages homebasedgardeners<br />

to share<br />

surplus home grown produce<br />

with the elderlypeople in<br />

theircommunities.<br />

She has established alarge<br />

network of interested<br />

gardeners throughsocial<br />

mediaand word of mouth,<br />

who offer excess grown fresh<br />

vegetables to help balance<br />

the diet of senior citizens.<br />

‘‘We haveanamazing<br />

network of volunteerswho<br />

help either by growing the<br />

vegesormatching and<br />

delivering the produce to<br />

thoseinneed,’’ she said.<br />

Juliestarted the project<br />

afterreading amedia article<br />

aboutanelderly manwho<br />

skipped lunch each day due<br />

to affordabilityissues.‘‘His<br />

situation reallybotheredme<br />

and Irealised Ishould<br />

implement my ideaabout<br />

homegardeners giving their<br />

surplus fruit and vegetables<br />

to localpensioners.’’<br />

In March she began<br />

outlining her ideaon<br />

communityFacebook sites.<br />

The response was surprising,<br />

particularlyaboutreturning<br />

to basic.<br />

‘‘I believe it is becoming<br />

increasingly necessary to<br />

return to these basics, given<br />

the relentlessly escalating<br />

costofliving.<br />

‘‘The SEDE Project<br />

promotes this in away that<br />

addressesaparticularneed<br />

for help among elderly<br />

people in our communities,’’<br />

she wrote in arecent news<br />

article.<br />

SEDEbeganinRangiora<br />

and the idea was quickly<br />

adopted in Kaiapoi.<br />

SEDEKaiapoicoordinatorSusanPaisey<br />

says<br />

she wasinspired by Julia’s<br />

story and got in touch with<br />

her.‘‘It’s important as even<br />

though we haveagreatfood<br />

forest heremany aged<br />

people cannot get down to<br />

the site andmiss out. That’s<br />

where SEDE steps in,’’<br />

Susan says.<br />

ContactSEDE through<br />

communityFacebooksites,<br />

or with Julia Lamplugh at<br />

SEDEproject22@gmail.com.


NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

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Self portrait ... Rangiora High School photography student, Marlene Vorster, aged 16, was<br />

invited by the <strong>North</strong>ern A&P Association administrators to photograph their Rangiora show<br />

day to provide avisitor's perspective of the popular event.<br />

PHOTO: MARLENE VORSTER<br />

Dream assignment<br />

for young student<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

An invitation to photograph the<br />

<strong>North</strong>ernA&P Show wasadream<br />

assignmentfor young shutterbug,<br />

Marlene Vorster.<br />

Marlene,aged16, whowas bornin<br />

South Africabut nowlives in Balcairn<br />

withher family, is studying<br />

photography at Rangiora HighSchool<br />

withteacherClaire Aldhamland, and<br />

was recentlymadethe school’s<br />

CreativeArts Captain for 2023.<br />

‘‘She is such alovely multi­talented<br />

student andIamreally looking forward<br />

to workingwith her,’’Clairesays.<br />

Marlene becameinterestedin<br />

photography as a10­year­oldwhenher<br />

family moved fromSouthAfrica to New<br />

Zealand.<br />

‘‘Withthis bigchangeinour lives I<br />

realised howimportant photos really<br />

are in ourlives, as they capture<br />

momentsintime as we growold or they<br />

tellstories like no other,’’she says.<br />

‘‘BecauseofthisIstartedlooking<br />

moreinto photographysince it carries<br />

feelingand different perspectivesfor<br />

all people. Since then photography has<br />

alwaysbeen away for me to show<br />

emotion, creativity,tellastory or even<br />

capture amemory.’’<br />

The <strong>North</strong>ernA&P Showin<br />

Rangiora, on October22, was herfirst<br />

photography assignment outside<br />

school.<br />

‘‘I was invitedtothe <strong>North</strong>ern A&P<br />

Showtocapture theperspective of a<br />

guest on the showgrounds,’’Marlene<br />

says.<br />

She was excited to receive the<br />

invitationbecauseshe knew theshow<br />

meant so muchtothe people in<br />

Rangiora and hasalwaysbeen part of<br />

their traditions.<br />

Marlene tookabout 1000 imageson<br />

the day withher Cannon EOS 300D<br />

DSLRand wasveryhappywith the<br />

outcome.<br />

‘‘Itwas goodtohaveanice<br />

environment as the images capture it<br />

alland ShowDay was perfect forthe<br />

happy and bright perspective,’’ she<br />

says.<br />

‘‘Not only did Ienjoy the<br />

environment, the people were also<br />

reallynice and welcoming.<br />

‘‘Seeing howeveryone enjoys<br />

themselvesand creating these<br />

memories reallydid make my day.<br />

‘‘The animalswereabig highlight for<br />

me as they justbring everyone<br />

happiness.’’<br />

<strong>North</strong>ern A&PAssociation secretary<br />

Julia Dockerillsays Marlene wasgiven<br />

the assignmentbecause theywanted<br />

photos taken by someone who attended<br />

the showasavisitortosee what they<br />

found interesting.<br />

‘‘Marlene’s photosare fantasticand<br />

we reallyappreciate thetimeshe spent<br />

at the showtaking photosfor us. We<br />

willuse themnext year for marketing<br />

purposes.’’<br />

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10 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Forum disappointed<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

The <strong>Canterbury</strong> Mayoral Forum is deeply<br />

disappointed at the inadequate<br />

submission timeframe for resource<br />

management legislation.<br />

It has writtentoParliament’s<br />

Environment Committee expressing its<br />

deep concernand disappointment about<br />

the January 30 datetoprovide<br />

submissionsonthe Natural and Built<br />

Environment Bill and the Spatial<br />

Planning Bill.<br />

‘‘The Forumstronglyfeelsthat the<br />

timeframe the committee has set does not<br />

provide for communities to have areal<br />

say on theselarge and complex pieces of<br />

legislation.<br />

‘‘We have therefore requested that the<br />

committee revise the timeframe to the<br />

end of February 2023,MayoralForum<br />

chair,TimaruMayor Nigel Bowensays.<br />

‘‘As we noteinour letter, the Minister<br />

for the Environment has saidpreviously<br />

that the reform is aonce­in­a­generation<br />

opportunity,and we must get it right.<br />

‘This legislation is too important to<br />

rush –ifthe timeframe of January 30<br />

remains, we simplywon’t get it right.’’<br />

The <strong>Canterbury</strong> Mayoral Forum is the<br />

primary mechanism for local government<br />

communication, co­ordination and<br />

collaboration in <strong>Canterbury</strong>.<br />

Deputy chair<br />

Hurunui Mayor Marie Black is delighted<br />

to be appointedtoaleadershipposition<br />

on the <strong>Canterbury</strong> Mayoral Forum.<br />

Mrs Black has been electeddeputy chair,<br />

and is looking forward to workingwith<br />

Timaru Mayor Nigel Bowen, who was<br />

appointedchair.<br />

‘‘<strong>Canterbury</strong>isanamazingplace to visit,<br />

live,study, work and do business, with an<br />

amazing abundance for all,’’ she says.<br />

The forum is mandated by the<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Local Authorities Triennial<br />

agreementand is the primary<br />

mechanism for communication, coordination<br />

and collaboration between<br />

councilsinNew Zealand’slargestregion.<br />

‘‘The10councils of Kaikoura, Hurunui,<br />

Waimakariri, Christchurch City, Selwyn<br />

Ashburton, Timaru,Waimate, Waitaki,<br />

Mackenzieand Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

attend the forum.<br />

The councils aim to ensure there is<br />

sustainable development with<br />

prosperity, resilient communities and<br />

identity is maintained.<br />

Mrs Black saysthe forum is an extremely<br />

supportive environment where issues of<br />

regional importancecan be addressed.<br />

Lack of passingspace<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

A<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong> paramedic saysa<br />

lack of passing space on State Highway 1<br />

between Lineside Roadand Cam River<br />

couldcost lives.<br />

The ambulance driver, who did not<br />

want to be named, said the median<br />

barrier posts and high­tensionwires<br />

meantthere was nowhere for vehiclesto<br />

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LinesideRoad marks the point where<br />

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‘‘I timed it and it takes one minuteto<br />

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says.‘‘Itmay not sound like alot, but a<br />

minute can makeadifference in saving a<br />

life and there is arisk of crashesas<br />

vehicles try to give way to us, particularly<br />

when it’s wet. ’’<br />

The paramedichas met with<br />

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey, who wrote<br />

to Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport<br />

Agency (NZTA)director of regional<br />

relationships, JamesCaygill.<br />

Mr Doocey saidNational had<br />

advocated for dual­laning of SH1 from<br />

Belfast to Pegasus.<br />

‘‘If they had continued it as aduallaneway<br />

you wouldn’t havethisissue.<br />

Thosevital seconds which are lost<br />

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canmake adifference.’’<br />

In February Mr Doocey questioned<br />

whyNZTA made it aprioritytospend$3.2<br />

million on the barriers, often referred to<br />

as ‘‘cheese graters’’, when there were<br />

other priorities.<br />

‘‘It is certainly up for debate as to<br />

whetherthesewere even needed on that<br />

stretch of road, and Iquestion the<br />

transportagency’s logicinprioritising it<br />

over Lineside Road improvements and<br />

pedestrian safety measures around<br />

Pegasus and Ravenswood.’’<br />

Kaiapoi Volunteer Fire Brigade chief<br />

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Themedianbarrierposts and hightension<br />

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Theuse of mediumbarrierswas an<br />

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Thespokesperson said the shoulder<br />

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Community spacesplantingbooming<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Acommunityspaces planting boom,<br />

overseen by the WaimakaririDistrict<br />

Council’s Greenspace team, hastaken<br />

place in the district this year.<br />

The Greenspace team and the<br />

Silverstream Reservevolunteers have<br />

heldatleast16communityplanting<br />

daysacrossvariousreserves,<br />

includingthe Honda Forest, Huria<br />

Reserve,Silverstream Reserve and<br />

Silverstream Village, while other<br />

planting sites have included riparian<br />

areas in Waikuku’sTaranakiReserve,<br />

the KaiapoiRiver, Rangiora’s<br />

Townsend Fields subdivision, and<br />

Featherstone Ave Reserve in The<br />

Pines Beach/KairakiBeach area.<br />

The Silverstream Volunteersand<br />

Silverstream Village teamshave also<br />

met weekly to plant and maintain<br />

plantings in their reserve­greening<br />

projects.<br />

‘‘The Greenspace team rangers have<br />

planted or supported the planting of<br />

over30,000nativeseedlings this<br />

year,’’ Greenspace community<br />

projectsofficer Mike Kwant says.<br />

‘‘This is definitely arecordnumber<br />

for the Greenspace teamwhichweare<br />

celebrating with all thecommunity<br />

and stakeholders who have been part<br />

of the planting machine this year.’’<br />

The reasons for planting<br />

programmes in communityspaces are<br />

manifold, he says.<br />

‘‘The benefits of planting trees and<br />

shrubs are so widereaching, from<br />

purifyingthe air that we breathe,<br />

reducingthe intensityand heat by<br />

canopy interceptofUV(ultraviolet<br />

rays), to habitat provisionfor our<br />

native fauna and birdlife, water<br />

quality enhancement, and they look<br />

great.<br />

‘‘Our greenspaces contribute so<br />

much to our wellbeing providing a<br />

great escape for us allaswemanaged<br />

stressand our mentalwellbeing<br />

throughout the Covid lockdowns.’’<br />

The plants havebeen bought from<br />

local Waimakariri nurserieswith most<br />

funding coming from council budgets.<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> has also<br />

provided significant support,<br />

contributing 12,000 seedlingsthis year<br />

and afurther 7000 seedlings planned<br />

for next year.<br />

Trees that Count, the Lion<br />

Foundation,Matariki Tu Rakau/MPI<br />

and the Institute of Environmental<br />

Science andResearch have also<br />

provided funding.<br />

Mike has been in the council's<br />

Greenspace teamfor fiveyears.<br />

‘‘I manage our natural reservesin<br />

the district, acategory which<br />

separates these areas from<br />

neighbourhood parks and sport fields<br />

which have amore urban setting for<br />

recreation and amenity.<br />

‘‘Our natural reserves focus on the<br />

protection and enhancement of<br />

biodiversity or natural values as akey<br />

priority.’’<br />

There are more than 300 greenspace<br />

reserves in the Waimakariri<br />

District. Mike’s favourite is<br />

Clarkville’s Silverstream Reservefor<br />

anumber of reasonsincludingthe<br />

streamand the native plantings, plus<br />

the old exoticwillows and pines that<br />

frame the riverside setting.<br />

‘‘You can choosefrom the open<br />

spacesofthe eastend or else the more<br />

remote, wild and woolly tracks that<br />

wend their way throughthe west end.<br />

‘‘The magicofthe placeisreally<br />

both about place and people, the<br />

volunteers who Ihave come to know<br />

personally and formedstrong and<br />

lasting friendshipswith,’’hesays.<br />

But the Ashley Gorge Reserve comes<br />

Happy place. .. Waimakariri District Council Green Space Community Projects Officer<br />

Mike Kwant, far right, with former Jobs For Nature rangers Erica Gray, left, Kate O’Brien and<br />

Esther Riddell at Waimakariri’s Silverstream Reserve, in Clarkville.<br />

PHOTO:SUPPLIED<br />

‘‘a close second’’.Mike has always<br />

beenpassionate about trees.He<br />

completedaforestry degree at<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> University afterleaving<br />

school and has spent all his holidays,<br />

evenhis honeymoon,tracking down<br />

New Zealand’s mostnotable trees<br />

including Tane Mahuta. The famous<br />

kauritree in <strong>North</strong>land’s Waipoua<br />

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Contact Mark Kelly South Island Distribution Manager<br />

P: 029 983 2293 |E: mark.kelly@mainlanddistribution.co.nz


NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

<strong>15</strong><br />

Rangiora Santa parade enjoyed by hundreds<br />

The main attraction ... Santa Claus and his elves wave to part of the large crowd which packed into High Street for the Rangiora Toyota Santa Parade last Sunday afternoon.<br />

PHOTOS: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Crowd favourites ... Mickey and Minnie Mouse.<br />

Family and friends day out ... Alex Purves, with his sons,<br />

wee Santa, baby Archie, aged 41/2 months, and Lockie,<br />

aged 5, far right, with other family members and friends,<br />

Willow Bisseker, 5, far left, Ryker Morris, 9, Kayson Morris,<br />

4, and Brynn Bisseker, 2, second from right.<br />

Christmas spirit .. Kaiapoi neighbours Genna Stewart, left,<br />

with her children Brooklyn, aged 3, and Sharnika, aged 7,<br />

with Melissa Odgers and her daughter, Rosalynn, aged 21<br />

months.<br />

Council and community board participation ...<br />

Waimakariri District Council Mayor, Dan Gordon, waves to<br />

the crowd. He is accompanied by Waimakariri District<br />

councillors and Rangiora­Ashley Community Board<br />

members.<br />

Stylish ride ... Members of the Rangiora Promotions<br />

team, the organisers of the parade.<br />

Promoting peace on earth ... Ohoka’s ‘King Arthur’ pushing his<br />

‘peace canon’.<br />

Eye­catching ... Acute camel in the St John<br />

the Baptist Church Rangiora’s walking<br />

nativity scene was acrowd favourite.<br />

Mellow yellow ... The AMI Fire Safety float participating in the<br />

Rangiora Toyota Santa Parade.


Motoring Guide<br />

Motoring magic at Eyrewell Forest Co<br />

Alove affair with cars led Andrew<br />

Farrow to establish aboutique,<br />

homebased business selling British,<br />

European and American performance<br />

vehicles he is so passionate about.<br />

The marques which can be found in<br />

his stable at Eyrewell Forest Motor<br />

Company, include Aston Martin,<br />

Ferrari, Maserati and Porsche as well as<br />

astaple diet of Performance Audis,<br />

BMW’s, Jaguars and even the odd Range<br />

Rover.<br />

Two brands he is yet to own are Lotus<br />

and Bentley.<br />

‘‘I think it is just amatter of time until<br />

we have them here too,’’ he says.<br />

Andrew learnt to drive in aMark II<br />

Ford Cortina at age <strong>15</strong>, and bought his<br />

first Ferrari at age 30.<br />

He became hooked on driving highperformance<br />

cars from the moment he<br />

first sat behind the steering wheel of the<br />

luxury Italian­designed sports car.<br />

He has had afew performance cars<br />

since then but his first Ferrari remains<br />

afavourite.<br />

He particularly loves the look, the<br />

design, and the sound of the Italiandesigned<br />

cars and the thrill of driving<br />

them.<br />

Over the years he often thought he<br />

would like to become aLMVD (Licenced<br />

Motor Vehicle Dealer) selling the high<br />

quality performance vehicles which<br />

excite him so much.<br />

Five years ago he realised that dream<br />

starting the Eyrewell Forest Motor<br />

Company from his home at Eyrewell<br />

Forest, near Cust, and 30 minutes from<br />

Rangiora.<br />

‘‘It is my interest and my passion.<br />

‘‘I love being able to provide other<br />

people with the chance to own one of<br />

these special cars,’’ Andrew says.<br />

‘‘We are asmall home­based LMVD<br />

with low overheads, and we pass our<br />

savings on to our valued clients. We<br />

don’t have the large overhead cost of a<br />

city car yard,’’ he says.<br />

‘‘We also offer warranties, trade­ins<br />

and finance and we source our vehicles<br />

locally (from around New Zealand),<br />

Japan, the United Kingdom and<br />

Singapore.’’<br />

There are always between 25 and 30<br />

vehicles in stock and at the moment that<br />

includes a2007 Lamborghini Gallardo<br />

Spyder in Gulf Blue racing livery!<br />

To see the cars in stock check out the<br />

Eyrewell Forest Motor Company<br />

website: efmc.co.nz.<br />

Motoring magic ... Andrew Farrow, owner<br />

of the Eyrewell Forest Motor Company,<br />

prepares apristine Jaguar XK­8 for pickup<br />

by aclient in the front of his home­based<br />

business at Eyrewell Forest.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

We’vegot <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>covered!<br />

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Motoring Guide<br />

Servicing <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Wide range of knowledge on<br />

cars, large machinery, truck trailers<br />

2532285<br />

Goon Groom more than acar wash service<br />

Mark (Bez) Berry amotor tradeindustry<br />

veteran withmore than25years of<br />

experience, has opened anew car<br />

grooming business in Rangiora.<br />

Returning to his roots as acar groomer<br />

in the United Kingdom,Mark operates<br />

Goon Groom Express Hand Car Wash at<br />

321 High Street in Rangiora.<br />

Mark offersexterior and interior<br />

cleaning services for vehicles ranging<br />

from carstoSUVs,caravans to<br />

motorhomes and evenspeed boats.<br />

“Thatwas afirst the other day,” he<br />

said,“Ihave never cleaned aspeedboat<br />

before, but I’ll give anything ago.<br />

“If you can bring it downtome, Ican<br />

cleanit.”<br />

Mark says he offers more than justa<br />

car washing service.<br />

“My $20 20­minute long washand dry<br />

exterior groom is “as cheap as chips”<br />

compared to whatothers are offeringin<br />

the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> district.<br />

“I offer both exterior and interior<br />

cleaning services.<br />

“These include buffing and polishing,<br />

reconditioning of headlights,and Ihave<br />

contact withagreat guy who operates a<br />

mobile mag cleaning and refurbishment<br />

service who will comehere and work on<br />

your car on­site.”<br />

He says eachcar is differentand a<br />

thorough inside/outsideclean starts at<br />

$50 whilejust an exterior clean starts at<br />

$20.<br />

“Prices vary because some carsand<br />

No job is too hard<br />

Competitive rates<br />

24/7 Call out<br />

Payment options available incl<br />

Farmlands &Eftpos<br />

Completely mobile, Iwill get you<br />

back on the road much faster<br />

Ph Bruce for all your<br />

Auto Electrical needs<br />

022 342 0087<br />

SUVs are small, some are big and they<br />

take longer to complete to the very high<br />

standard Iamdedicated to providingfor<br />

my customers, so our prices range from<br />

$20 to $40 basedonthe size of the<br />

vehicle.”<br />

Mark usesonly approvedeco­friendly<br />

cleaning products at Goon Groom<br />

ExpressHand Car Wash.<br />

“We have been assessed by<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong>, and they are<br />

happy withour cleaning products.<br />

He believes hand washing the exterior<br />

of your car is the onlyway to go, as it<br />

removesall the dirt and grimeand also<br />

cuts down on any impact damage caused<br />

by defective car wash machines.<br />

“We onlyuse Pacer cleaning products<br />

becausethey are pretty much the best<br />

there is,”hesaid.<br />

Mark saysGoon Groom Express Hand<br />

Car Wash is open from 7am to late most<br />

days.<br />

“If Ican help aclient out who is on a<br />

tight schedule, then I’ll stay late justfor<br />

them.”<br />

At his siteat321 High Street in<br />

Rangiora, Mark alsooffersachance for<br />

those seeking to sell theircar privately.<br />

“I have had 25 years in the trade selling<br />

used cars here and in the United<br />

Kingdom, so if you want to sell your car<br />

or motor vehiclewehave the space here<br />

for you to display it.<br />

“Come down and talk to me about it or<br />

call me on 021 798 609.”<br />

DRIVE IN!<br />

GREAT PRICES!<br />

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Open:<br />

Mon-Sat 7am-7pm<br />

Sun 9am-4pm<br />

•Cars<br />

•Utes<br />

•Horse Floats<br />

•Caravans and Motorhomes<br />

321 HIGH ST, RANGIORA<br />

Phone Mark 021 798 609<br />

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Getting down to business ... Mark Berry washes acar at his High Street business, Goon<br />

Groom Express Hand Car Wash.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Owned and operated by Rodin Cars is Mt Lyford<br />

Lodge,anideal destinationfor aSundaydrive<br />

lessthan2hrsfromChristchurch.<br />

OpenThursdaytoSundayfrom11am<br />

Stone grill,All daymenu, local produce, craftbeer<br />

and our very ownRodinGold on Tap.<br />

Group bookings welcome.<br />

Camp sitesalsoavailable.<br />

Contact Joanna formoreinformation<br />

P: 0220614558<br />

E: Joanna.york@rodin-cars.com<br />

Get your Rodin CarsClothing at<br />

www.rodin-cars.store<br />

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Oils &Automotive Accessories, Postal<br />

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Groceries and Sweet Treats<br />

For your convenience<br />

Sefton Garage<br />

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FOR ALL YOUR LIGHT<br />

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brooktrucks@xtra.co.nz<br />

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KEEP OUR<br />

COMMUNITY SAFE<br />

SUMMER DRIVING<br />

Roads are busy during thefestive season.<br />

Peoplecan make mistakes –drive like you expect them.<br />

Take extra care, plan your journey and take breaks.<br />

Higher speeds mean less time to react, moredistance<br />

to stop and simple mistakes can be tragic. Wewant<br />

everyone to get to where they’re going safely.<br />

Find out more about road safety in your community<br />

waimakariri.govt.nz/roadsafety<br />

It’s ateam effort to reach zero deaths on our roads.<br />

As aCouncil we are committed to creating safer roads in our District.<br />

COLLISION REPAIRS RANGIORA<br />

Support Local<br />

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Visitusfor your Panel &PaintRepairs<br />

Make an insurance claim and choose<br />

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Loan vehicles available<br />

Contact the team on 03 313 6966<br />

639 Lineside Road,Southbrook<br />

www.nccrc.co.nz<br />

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Season’s<br />

Greetings<br />

Thank you to all over 65<br />

that asked Rob Driver,<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Painter<br />

to do painting work for<br />

them and received big<br />

labour discounts<br />

Merry Christmas and aHappy<br />

New Year to all my clients<br />

Available over the festive season<br />

Taking bookings<br />

for the New Year<br />

Robin Driver<br />

03 327 7899<br />

or<br />

027 432 3520<br />

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control around <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Spiders, Ants, Flies, Wasps, Silverfish<br />

We wish<br />

everyone health,<br />

happiness and<br />

prosperity this<br />

Christmas and<br />

during <strong>2022</strong><br />

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Wishing you<br />

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safe Christmas<br />

and holidays<br />

Thank youfor your ongoing support<br />

Sell with The Locals, sell successfully.<br />

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027 807 8093<br />

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027 335 6303<br />

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• Oak Oval & Round Frames<br />

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With best wishes for aHappy<br />

Christmas and New Year<br />

• Original Art<br />

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• Jewellery<br />

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• Gifts • Souvenirs • Gallery • Lamps<br />

Foryour last minute Christmas gifts<br />

10 Cone Street, Rangiora<br />

03 313 5474<br />

Closing 12.00 Friday 23 rd <strong>December</strong><br />

Reopen Monday 16 th January 2023<br />

Forget The Rest -Come To The Best<br />

Gavin, Calum, Jackson,<br />

Reuben, Miranda wish<br />

everyone aMerry Christmas<br />

and aHappya New Year.<br />

Closed 12 noon 23 rd <strong>December</strong> and<br />

reopens Wednesday 4 th January<br />

183 Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi<br />

Ph: 327 8780<br />

www.kaiapoiautomotiveservices.co.nz<br />

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CLARKVILLE STOCKFEEDS LTD<br />

Thank you to all our customers and suppliers.<br />

Your support is greatly appreciated, and we<br />

wish you all a safe and happy Christmas and a<br />

busy and prosperous New Year.<br />

Please note we will be closed 6pm Friday 23 r d<br />

<strong>December</strong>, open 28 th , 29 th & 30 th <strong>December</strong>.<br />

Closed Saturday 31 s t <strong>December</strong> until reopening<br />

again at 8am on Monday 9 th January 2023 when<br />

normal sales resume.<br />

OPENING HOURS FOR ENQUIRIES<br />

Mon to Fri 8am –6pm Phone (03) 327 5127<br />

Sat 8.30am 12 noon Mobile 027 686 1922<br />

Closed Sundays and<br />

Public Holidays<br />

143 Neeves Rd, Clarkville, Kaiapoi RD1<br />

2 5 3 6 8 5 9<br />

Burbidge Automotive<br />

Peter, Nikki, Scott, Tony,<br />

Simon &Jason wish<br />

everyone aMerry Christmas<br />

and aHappy New Year.<br />

Thank you for your patronage.<br />

Closed 22 n d <strong>December</strong>, 5.30pm and<br />

Reopens Monday 9 t h January<br />

325 Flaxton Road • Phone 03 313 3344<br />

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Amuri Transport<br />

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Wishing all our customers<br />

aMerry Christmas and<br />

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56 St Leonards Rd, Culverden<br />

Ph 03 3<strong>15</strong> 3033<br />

Livestock -stock@amuritransport.co.nz<br />

Fertiliser -fert@amuritransport.co.nz<br />

Freight-freight@amuritransport.co.nz<br />

The team andresidents<br />

wouldliketowish everyone avery<br />

HappyChristmasand New Year.<br />

Allthe verybestfor 2023.<br />

RESTHOME<br />

Please callustoday tofindout howwecan care for your lovedones.<br />

Phone:Clinical Nurse Manager Elaine Mulholland, (03) 314 8326 ex 1<br />

36 Osborne Rd,Amberley<br />

2537247<br />

We would liketothank all our<br />

loyal customers for their support<br />

duringthe year.<br />

Wishing everyone a<br />

Happy Christmasand and safe New Year!<br />

Quality<br />

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Season’s<br />

Greetings<br />

p 03 313 7144<br />

m 027 432 <strong>15</strong>34<br />

e info@rgrantelectrcial.com<br />

PO Box 69, Rangiora<br />

Chris and the team<br />

wish everyone a<br />

Merry Christmas and<br />

aHappy New Year<br />

Closed the 22 nd <strong>December</strong>, ,<br />

back open 9 t h January.<br />

Available for urgent call outs<br />

during this time.<br />

www.rgrantelectrical.co.nz<br />

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Window<br />

MarketPlace<br />

Ross & Staff wish<br />

everyone aMerry<br />

Christmas &a<br />

Happy 2023<br />

Closedfrom<br />

23 rd <strong>December</strong><br />

to 9 t h January<br />

2<strong>15</strong> Waltham Road, Sydenham<br />

Phone(03) (03)379-6<strong>15</strong>9379-6<strong>15</strong>9<br />

info@windowmarket.co.nz<br />

windowmarket.co.nz<br />

136 Courtney Drive, Kaiapoi<br />

03 327 4599/021 322 892<br />

The team wishes everyone<br />

aMerry Christmas and<br />

aHappy New Year<br />

Thank you for your patronage<br />

Closing 23 rd <strong>December</strong> and<br />

reopening 9 th January<br />

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OXFORD BUTCHERY<br />

by Shane Frahm<br />

Four generations of Frahms since 1957<br />

TheTeamatOxford<br />

Butcherywish everyone<br />

aMerryChristmas and a<br />

HappyNew Year!<br />

Thank youfor <strong>2022</strong><br />

(CLOSED STAT DAYS ONLY)<br />

• Traditional old fashioned<br />

Bacon & Ham curing<br />

• Home Kill<br />

“Wesell only<br />

the very best<br />

NZ grownmeat”<br />

44 Main Street,Oxford.<br />

Ph 312-4205 AH 021269 1817<br />

Hours: Mon-Fri7am-5.30pm, Sat8am-12noon<br />

2537976<br />

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MEAT2U.NZ<br />

HOME KILL BUTCHERY<br />

Peter and Blair wish everyone<br />

aMerry Christmas<br />

and aHappy New Year<br />

Thank you for<br />

your patronage<br />

Wild Game is not closing over the festive season<br />

Offering quality, handcrafted meat processing<br />

that caters for your individual culinary taste<br />

&dietary requirements<br />

ONLINE SALES<br />

Call Peter today<br />

313 0022<br />

027 263 2828<br />

401 Gressons Road, Waikuku<br />

SIZE MATTERS –<br />

KNOWLEDGE MATTERS MORE!<br />

DWYER LEWIS<br />

EARTHWORKS LTD<br />

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• Excavators -5x23 Tonne tracked excavators<br />

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• Sakai 7tonne double drum vibrating roller<br />

&14tonne construction roller<br />

• On site screening of shingle products<br />

• 3x Graders<br />

• Transporter -permitted 47 tonne<br />

• Trucks<br />

• Komatsu D65 Bulldozerfor Pipelaying,<br />

Tracking and Land Clearing.<br />

• Cat6<strong>15</strong> Scraper<br />

2440263<br />

Shane Dwyer<br />

Ph 0274 661 025<br />

Wishing all our<br />

clients aMerry<br />

Christmas<br />

Blue Lewis<br />

Ph 0275 258 358<br />

MERRY<br />

CHRISTMAS<br />

Team Pringle wishes all past, present and<br />

future clients ahappy and safe holiday break.<br />

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B.A. MURRAY LTD<br />

Merry Christmas and<br />

aHappy New Year<br />

to all our wonderful<br />

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for your support, we<br />

look forward to being of<br />

service toyou in 2023<br />

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177 Mt Thomas Road, RD 1, Rangiora 7471<br />

Phone: 027 434 3119<br />

Email: office@bamurray.co.nz<br />

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2539950<br />

Christmas &New Year Bar Trading Hours<br />

Saturday 24 <strong>December</strong> closingat8.30pm<br />

Sunday 25 <strong>December</strong>CLOSED<br />

Monday 26 <strong>December</strong> CLOSED<br />

Tuesday 27 <strong>December</strong> Open at 2pm<br />

Wednesday 28 <strong>December</strong> Normal Hours<br />

Sunday 1January CLOSED<br />

Monday 2January Open at 2pm<br />

Tuesday 3January Open at 2pm<br />

Wednesday 4January Normal Hours<br />

Management and Staff wish everyone a<br />

Merry Christmas and aHappy New Year<br />

The EntertainmentHub of the <strong>North</strong>!<br />

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www.kaiapoiclub.co.nz •info@kaiapoiclub.co.nz<br />

2539937<br />

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MP forWaimakariri<br />

From my family to yours,<br />

wishing youaMerry<br />

Christmas andaHappy<br />

NewYear<br />

waimakariri@parliament.govt.nz<br />

03 3107468<br />

AuthorisedbyMattDoocey,<br />

Parliament Buildings,Wgtn.


NEWS<br />

20 <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

invitesyou to enjoythe trails, bird life,<br />

wetlands andbeaches thatmakeupthe<br />

10.5kmTūhaitaraCoastal Park.<br />

Still active ... Bryan Murray, aged 90, is still active with working bees and skiing the slalom<br />

course on the storage lake.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Town meets country<br />

Photo: WDC &David Baird<br />

Forthe safety of others andthe environment, please no motorvehicles<br />

in thepark, takeyourrubbishwithyou andbefire wise,water wise and<br />

sunwise.<br />

FRIENDS OF TUHAITARACOASTAL PARK<br />

www.tuhaitarapark.org.nz<br />

2533555<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Irrigation storage lakes for <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

dairy farms are proving aboon for<br />

community recreational use.<br />

Previously the only water on the<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Plains was in rivers flowing<br />

from the Alps to the Sea, but now the<br />

land is dotted with amyriad of storage<br />

lakes which are bringing town and<br />

country together.<br />

In addition to supplying irrigation to<br />

the land, the storage lakes are proving to<br />

be beneficial for local communities to<br />

cool off in <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s hot summers,<br />

and sporting groups who have managed<br />

their way through the mirade of Health<br />

and Safety regulations.<br />

One farming family and the<br />

Christchurch Water Sports Club are one<br />

an example, where the club takes<br />

responsibility for people using the lake,<br />

and the farming family are happy for<br />

them to use their storage lake.<br />

Anyone wishing to use the lake has to<br />

be amember of the club, and follow the<br />

rules which have Health and Safety as a<br />

primary objective.<br />

The club has assisted with keeping the<br />

weeds down both around the lake and in<br />

the water, along with planting of shelter<br />

from the wind.<br />

Awin­win situation for both parties<br />

and agreat outcome with adairy farmer<br />

providing agreat facility for the local<br />

community.<br />

Pool proves popular<br />

One year on from its official opening,the<br />

Kaikōura Community Pool is goingfrom<br />

strength to strength.<br />

The poolwas officially openedin<br />

November last year following amassive<br />

community fundraising effort, and<br />

replaced the quake damagedLions<br />

community poolonEsplanade.<br />

Pool managerSean Maddensays there<br />

were 14,000 people through the poollast<br />

summer and 2500 swimmers so farthis<br />

season.<br />

This is despite the mixedweather for the<br />

outdoorpool.<br />

‘‘Theweather hasn’treally played ball so<br />

far. Februarywas terrible,but we’ve had<br />

really good support from the community.’’<br />

The lifeguardshave beenkept busy in<br />

recent weeks with school groups from<br />

Christchurch coming for aswim, while on<br />

schoolcamp in the area.<br />

During the week swimminglessonsand<br />

aqua jogging are offered, while Dave’s<br />

Divingwill be running ascuba diving<br />

explorers group in January, which has<br />

received youth funding.<br />

Getting the pool up and running for the<br />

new seasonhas beenareal community<br />

effort,MrMaddensays.<br />

While locals have been employedand<br />

tried as lifeguards, the new pool is reliant<br />

on volunteers torun the reception and<br />

keep costs down. Volunteers include<br />

MarietdeBoer, AlisonTaylor, Rose Jones,<br />

Janet Eatonand Michael McCable.<br />

Proceedsfrom the sale of acommunity<br />

gym, funds from the Kaikōura Op Shop and<br />

sponsorship from ITM has helped to pay<br />

solar panelling on the roof to keep the<br />

water temperature in the pool at 26<br />

degrees. Total Water, owned by Markand<br />

ReneeDavis, has come on board as the<br />

new sponsor for the gas to heat the water<br />

in the showers.<br />

The Team at Vera Setz<br />

Hearing wish to thank you<br />

for your support during <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

We appreciate the continued<br />

support from local <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Communities.<br />

Charlotte Watson<br />

Audiologust<br />

MNZAS<br />

Vera Setz<br />

Audiologist<br />

MNZAS<br />

Alison Highman<br />

Ear Nurse<br />

RN<br />

We are taking awell-earned<br />

break over the festive season<br />

and will be closed from<br />

midday on23rd <strong>December</strong><br />

<strong>2022</strong> and re-opening on<br />

Monday 9th January 2023.<br />

Wishing everyone asafe and<br />

happy Festive Season.<br />

2535535<br />

WE ARE YOUR LOCAL<br />

HEARING EXPERTS!<br />

Call 03 423 3<strong>15</strong>8 •Amberley /Rangiora /Cheviot /Hanmer •verasetzaudiology.co.nz


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INTEREST FREE<br />

on purchases<br />

36MONTHS<br />

$499 &over*<br />

INTEREST FREE<br />

on furnitureand beds<br />

60MONTHS<br />

$999&over*<br />

Get the familytogether foraChristmas<br />

drama. On screen, hopefully.<br />

4StarEnergyRating,<br />

1StarGiftRating.<br />

Panasonic<br />

55”4KOLED TV<br />

LESS PER<br />

WEEK<br />

$2799<br />

$1099<br />

TOTALPAYMENT:$1238<br />

$299<br />

was<br />

$49 99 $599 95 was<br />

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on 24 months interest free*<br />

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9074025 /TH-55LZ980Z<br />

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goingtositeveryone.<br />

Perla 5Seater Lounge Suite AvailableinGrey(Pictured),Navy, Rust and Stone<br />

Sleepyhead Matrix MKII Medium Queen Bed<br />

was<br />

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THAN WEEK<br />

$2899<br />

was<br />

$ 20<br />

4499<br />

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$2999 $ 5999<br />

on 36 months interest free*<br />

9068729<br />

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PER<br />

THAN 13 WEEK<br />

TOTAL PAYMENT: $3273<br />

on 60 monthsinterestfree*<br />

9070936<br />

Validuntil10thJanuary 2023. Valid until 3rd January 2023.<br />

Huawei WatchGT342mm<br />

JBL Jr310BT Kids Wireless<br />

Samsung ST40B<br />

-Black<br />

On-Ear Headphone -Blue<br />

Sound Tower<br />

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WEEK<br />

TOTAL PAYMENT: $337<br />

for52weeks on EasyCard**<br />

THAN $ 7<br />

9067247<br />

BONUS $100<br />

SmithsCity<br />

GiftCard^1<br />

LG 3<strong>15</strong>L TopMount Fridge Freezer<br />

with Door Cooling+<br />

LESS PER<br />

WEEK<br />

TOTAL PAYMENT: $739<br />

on 24 months interestfree*<br />

THAN $ 8<br />

THAN $ 12<br />

Upgrade yourbed andthrow theold oneinthe<br />

spare room.<br />

Ring VideoDoorbell<br />

4-Satin Nickel<br />

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WEEK<br />

TOTAL PAYMENT: $366<br />

for52weeks on EasyCard**<br />

THAN $ 8<br />

was<br />

$ 379<br />

9072611<br />

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^Earn3xAirpointsDollars STOREWIDE.<br />

This WeekendOnly-Saturday -Sunday.<br />

Offers valid until Tuesday 20th <strong>December</strong> <strong>2022</strong>, while stocks last orunless otherwise stated. Some products on display in selected stores only —please call 0800 764 847 tocheck availability. *Extended interest free offer valid until 5pm Saturday 24th<br />

<strong>December</strong>.Apple products,selected computers, game consoles,giftcards andsomepromotional items are notavailable in conjunctionwith interest free offers.Flooringavailable on amaximum of 18 monthsinterestfree. Exclusions,terms,conditions and<br />

credit criteria apply. Equal instalment amounts include aone-off establishment fee of $45.00 and amaintenance fee of $3.75 per month. Current fixed interest rate of23.95% p.a. applies toany balance remaining after expiry of any interest free period.<br />

See in-store orvisit smithscity.co.nz/interest-free for details.**Terms, conditions, and credit criteria apply. Available in-store and online. Weekly equal instalments are based ona52week finance period commencing 7days from the date interest is first<br />

calculated. Settingupanautomatic payment authoritywillhelpyou to avoid missedpayments andadditional interest charges.Thereare no set-up, annual,oraccount maintenancefeesbut fees mayapply on default. Currentinterestrateof23.95%p.a.<br />

applies after expiry of the interest free period. See in-store orvisit smithscity.co.nz/easycard for more details, or to apply for your EasyCard. #Discount isoff our full retail price. Not available inconjunction with any other offer.^1 Valid from 14th –22nd<br />

<strong>December</strong> <strong>2022</strong>. Onegiftcardper qualifying transaction.Availabilitymay vary betweenstores. Notavailable in conjunctionwith anyother offer. Limits andother exclusions mayapply, ask in-store for details. In theevent of an order cancellation or refund,<br />

the bonus product must alsobereturned.Personalshoppers only. Trade not supplied. ^3x Airpoints Dollars valid Saturday 17–Sunday 18<strong>December</strong> only. Airpoints terms, conditions and exclusions apply. See smithscity.co.nz/airpoints for detail.


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GIFT GUIDE<br />

OUT NOW<br />

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$<br />

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39 99 ea<br />

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Mary Lou<br />

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$<br />

31 99 ea<br />

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$<br />

49 99 ea<br />

Oscar<br />

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$<br />

27 99 ea<br />

All Black 6 inch<br />

Foam Rugby Ball<br />

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12 99 ea<br />

Robo Kombat Mega<br />

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Muffin<br />

Time<br />

$<br />

39 99 ea<br />

Exploding Kittens<br />

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49 99 ea<br />

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New Phone Who Dis?<br />

Throw Throw Burrito<br />

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Beat That!<br />

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Cards Against<br />

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Puzzle Ball<br />

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11 99 ea<br />

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1:18 RC Race<br />

Buggy Blue<br />

$<br />

79 99 ea<br />

Cars<br />

Rocket<br />

Racer<br />

$<br />

249 99 ea<br />

Set Speed Grip<br />

$<br />

199 99 ea<br />

Ferrari Pro<br />

Speeders<br />

1:18 RC<br />

Gear<br />

Monster<br />

$<br />

119 99 ea<br />

$<br />

249 99 ea<br />

CarsSpeed<br />

Challenge<br />

1:14 RC Ford Bronco<br />

$<br />

249 99 ea<br />

$<br />

199 99 ea<br />

1:16 RC Turnator<br />

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$<br />

179 99 ea<br />

Zano Bow<br />

Usually $24.99<br />

InsideOutPack<br />

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Rope Quoits<br />

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Tumble<br />

Tower<br />

$<br />

19 99 ea<br />

$<br />

59 99 ea<br />

$<br />

39 99 ea<br />

$<br />

49 99 ea<br />

Wrist Bow<br />

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SAVE<br />

20%<br />

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OUTDOOR<br />

GAMES<br />

Hookey Rings<br />

Usually $39.99<br />

$<br />

31 99 ea<br />

$<br />

24 99 ea<br />

Zoomarang<br />

Water<br />

Rugby<br />

or Beach<br />

Soccer Ball<br />

Dive Stixx<br />

$<br />

11 99 ea<br />

$<br />

14 99 ea<br />

$<br />

19 99 ea<br />

Catch a<br />

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Airang<br />

Beach Volleyball<br />

$<br />

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$<br />

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29 99 ea<br />

STUCK FOR AGIFTIDEA?<br />

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Adventure<br />

Tree<br />

House<br />

Usually<br />

$79.99<br />

Police Robot<br />

Usually$59.99<br />

$<br />

47 99 ea<br />

OffRoad Car<br />

Usually$79.99<br />

$<br />

63 99 ea<br />

ParachuteSearch<br />

Usually$99.99<br />

$<br />

79 99 ea<br />

$<br />

63 99 ea<br />

Unicorn<br />

Carriage<br />

Usually<br />

$79.99<br />

Police Seaplane<br />

Usually $129.99<br />

$<br />

103 99 ea<br />

Helicoptor<br />

Pursuit<br />

Usually $189.99<br />

$<br />

<strong>15</strong>1 99 ea<br />

$<br />

63 99 ea<br />

Zoo Vet<br />

$<br />

79 99 ea<br />

Usually<br />

$99.99<br />

%<br />

20OFF<br />

ALL<br />

PLAYMOBIL<br />

Fire Rescue<br />

Usually $109.99<br />

VW Beetle<br />

Usually $109.99<br />

$<br />

87 99 ea<br />

VW<br />

Camping<br />

Bus<br />

Usually<br />

$149.99<br />

$<br />

87 99 ea<br />

$<br />

119 99 ea<br />

Sketching Set All in 1<br />

Usually $24.99<br />

Origami<br />

Usually $19.99<br />

$<br />

19 99 ea<br />

$<br />

<strong>15</strong> 99 ea<br />

The<br />

Chase<br />

Usually<br />

$49.99<br />

Sticker Shoe<br />

Decorating Kit<br />

Usually $29.99<br />

%<br />

20OFF<br />

ALL AVENIR<br />

Scratch Book<br />

Adventureor<br />

Unicorn<br />

Usually $19.99<br />

$<br />

39 99 ea<br />

Knex<br />

325pc<br />

Set<br />

$<br />

63 99 ea<br />

Usually<br />

$79.99<br />

$<br />

24 99 ea<br />

$<br />

<strong>15</strong> 99 ea<br />

Clydesdale<br />

Rocking Horse<br />

Usually $199.99<br />

Mega<br />

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Studio<br />

Usually<br />

$54.99<br />

$<br />

169 99 ea<br />

$<br />

44 99 ea<br />

Design & DressUp<br />

Usually $34.99<br />

$<br />

27 99 ea<br />

CHRISTMASLATENIGHT HOURS FOR OURCHRISTCHURCHSTORES<br />

Wednesday<br />

14 Dec<br />

Thursday<br />

<strong>15</strong> Dec<br />

Friday<br />

16 Dec<br />

Saturday<br />

17 Dec<br />

Sunday<br />

18 Dec<br />

Monday<br />

19 Dec<br />

Tuesday<br />

20 Dec<br />

Wednesday<br />

21 Dec<br />

8 pm 9 pm 8 pm 6 pm 6 pm 9 pm 9 pm 10 pm 10 pm 10 pm 6 pm<br />

Thursday<br />

22 Dec<br />

Thursday<br />

23 Dec<br />

Friday<br />

24 Dec


Rainbow Pounder<br />

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$<br />

19 99 ea<br />

Pound and Tap Bench<br />

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39 99 ea<br />

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$50<br />

Little RoomR<br />

Dolls House<br />

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Cascade<br />

Block Set<br />

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$<br />

199 99 ea<br />

Blocks<br />

Usually<br />

$69.99<br />

$<br />

49 99 ea<br />

$<br />

99 99 ea<br />

Railway Bucket<br />

Builder Set<br />

Usually $129.99<br />

$<br />

99 99 ea<br />

Block and<br />

Roll Wagon<br />

Usually $119.99<br />

$<br />

99 99 ea<br />

Police<br />

Department<br />

Playset<br />

Usually $169.99<br />

$<br />

129 99 ea<br />

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$<strong>15</strong>0<br />

Train and<br />

Train Table<br />

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$<br />

299 99 ea<br />

PURCHASE ANY<br />

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$<br />

31 99 ea<br />

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Horse Trailer<br />

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$<br />

219 99 ea<br />

IceCream<br />

Truck Mint<br />

Usually $359.99<br />

$<br />

299 99 ea<br />

SAVE<br />

$60<br />

Black Velvet or<br />

Andalusian Foal<br />

Usually $59.99<br />

$<br />

49 99 ea<br />

SAVE<br />

$40<br />

RV Camper<br />

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$<br />

199 99 ea<br />

SAVE<br />

$50<br />

STUCK FOR AGIFTIDEA?<br />

GIVE ATOYWORLD GIFT CARD!


Connect 4<br />

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$<br />

23 99 ea<br />

Lolly The<br />

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$<br />

64 99 ea<br />

Posey The<br />

Penguin<br />

Usually $74.99<br />

CLASSIC<br />

BOARD<br />

GAMES<br />

WERE $49.99EA<br />

$<br />

69 99 ea<br />

$<br />

31 99 ea<br />

Jenga<br />

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$39.99<br />

NOW<br />

99<br />

$<br />

39 99<br />

39 9<br />

EA<br />

My<br />

Stylin<br />

Pony<br />

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$199.99<br />

$<br />

<strong>15</strong>9 99 ea<br />

Lil Snacks<br />

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$<br />

39 99 ea<br />

Commander<br />

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$<br />

<strong>15</strong> 99 ea<br />

SAVE $20<br />

Quaddrive<br />

Interstellar<br />

Drop<br />

Battle Set<br />

Usually<br />

$139.99<br />

Glam Spa Baby<br />

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$<br />

49 99 ea<br />

Eaglepoint Dart Blaster<br />

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$<br />

34 99 ea<br />

Peppa a’s<br />

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Playset<br />

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$139.99<br />

SAVE<br />

$20<br />

$<br />

119 99 ea<br />

$<br />

119 99 ea<br />

Sudsy<br />

Styling<br />

Usually<br />

$99.99<br />

Moto Blitz<br />

Usually $99.99<br />

$<br />

79 99 ea<br />

SAVE<br />

$20<br />

Lola Droid<br />

Usually $189.99<br />

$<br />

79 99 ea<br />

$<br />

169 99 ea<br />

CHRISTMASLATENIGHT HOURS FOR OURCHRISTCHURCHSTORES<br />

Wednesday<br />

14 Dec<br />

Thursday<br />

<strong>15</strong> Dec<br />

Friday<br />

16 Dec<br />

Saturday<br />

17 Dec<br />

Sunday<br />

18 Dec<br />

Monday<br />

19 Dec<br />

Tuesday<br />

20 Dec<br />

Wednesday<br />

21 Dec<br />

8 pm 9 pm 8 pm 6 pm 6 pm 9 pm 9 pm 10 pm 10 pm 10 pm 6 pm<br />

Thursday<br />

22 Dec<br />

Thursday<br />

23 Dec<br />

Friday<br />

24 Dec


4DAYS<br />

ONLY!<br />

%<br />

20OFF<br />

ALL<br />

%<br />

20OFF<br />

SAND TOYS<br />

<strong>15</strong>OFF<br />

ALL<br />

THURSDAY <strong>15</strong>TH -SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER <strong>2022</strong><br />

%<br />

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WATER<br />

TABLES<br />

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%<br />

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Trotting power ... Sugar Cane leads the field in the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Trotting /Country Feasts Handicap Trot<br />

during the Rangiora Harness Racing Club’s Christmas at the Races meeting on <strong>December</strong> 22, 2019. PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Supporter remembered<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Along­term supporter of the<br />

Rangiora Harness Racing Club<br />

will be rememberedatthe club’s<br />

biggest meeting of theyear, this<br />

Sunday,<strong>December</strong> 18.<br />

Amemorial racehas been<br />

namedinhis honour.<br />

RalphRedpath, who died in May<br />

this year,beganhis harnessracing<br />

associationin1982 when he<br />

teamed up withthree of his<br />

Rangiora mates —Trevor<br />

Thomlinson, DougLamb and Bill<br />

Davidson —toform asyndicate to<br />

race ahorse calledDaisyDonna.<br />

Mr Redpathwent on fromthere<br />

to race manygood horses with<br />

trainerBrian Saunders and later<br />

Dave Anderson.<br />

He had more than 100 winners<br />

with horses such as open­class<br />

pacers Field Commander and<br />

October Atom, plus the handy<br />

types, Miami Mota, Double R,<br />

Atomic Vision,Four Neededand<br />

ConquerAll to name afew.<br />

‘‘He wasahuge supporterofour<br />

club and will be missed by many,’’<br />

president,GregWright, says.<br />

The club’s Christmas at the<br />

Racesmeeting will have an 11­race<br />

programmewhichalso includes<br />

two feature events —the New<br />

WorldSummer Cup for pacers and<br />

the JackBehrnsMemorialTrot,<br />

namedfor another highly<br />

respected harness racing stalwart,<br />

horseman JackBehrns, who died<br />

in 1989.<br />

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meeting sees areturn to grasstrackracing<br />

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Umbrellas on theLower Amberley<br />

Hill, and the KiwiChristmasBBQ<br />

all sold out.<br />

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where racegoers bringtheir own<br />

food and beverages, are also sold<br />

out.<br />

It is agreat resultfor the club<br />

and amark of how popular this<br />

meeting has become.<br />

The club has planned abig day<br />

packedwith family­friendly<br />

events, to complementthe actionpackedracing,including<br />

live<br />

music,aspecialvisit from Father<br />

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NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

29<br />

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Local Democracy Reporter<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

31<br />

Woodend and Pegasuswill finally see<br />

much needed State Highway 1safety<br />

improvements­but notuntil2024.<br />

Associate Transport MinisterKieran<br />

McAnulty announceda$41 millionfunding<br />

package for safety improvementsand cycle<br />

ways in the Waimakariri district, while<br />

visiting Pegasus on Wednesday, <strong>December</strong><br />

7.<br />

Whilescopingand planning work still<br />

needed to be completed, Mr McAnultysaid<br />

he wanted to visit the community to offer<br />

some certainty.<br />

‘‘It is incredibly satisfyingasaminister<br />

to come to acommunity and make an<br />

announcement and to see how significant<br />

it is to them.’’<br />

The announcement included $35 million<br />

funding for safety improvementsonSH1<br />

between SaltwaterCreek and Cam River.<br />

Five peoplelost their lives on the 11.4km<br />

stretch of SH1 between 2011 and2020, with<br />

30 people seriously injured in 75 recorded<br />

crashes.<br />

‘‘These safety improvements, including<br />

flexible medianbarriers and wide<br />

centrelines, will help reducethe risk along<br />

this increasingly busyhighway corridor,’’<br />

Mr McAnultysays.<br />

The Waimakariri District Council will<br />

also receive $6 million towards cycle and<br />

walk ways acrossthe district, to be spent<br />

over the next18months.<br />

WaimakaririMayor Dan Gordon says the<br />

safety improvements and shared pathways<br />

are essential to supportthe district’s<br />

growing population.<br />

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rapiddevelopmentincluding housing and<br />

commercial retailbuilds to serve a<br />

growing community, especially here in<br />

Ravenswoodand Pegasus, and all of this<br />

will increase traffic on theState Highway.<br />

‘‘With more and more people walking<br />

and cycling across our district we welcome<br />

this additionalfunding to fast track the<br />

building of key walking and cycling routes.<br />

‘‘Safe walking and cycling connections<br />

between our towns are vitalasweknow we<br />

all have to be thinking about reducing our<br />

emissions and climate change.’’<br />

The WoodendBypass remained a<br />

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Woodend­Sefton Community Board<br />

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and offer more transportchoices.<br />

‘‘It has been along journey for everyone,<br />

but it has beensoworthit.’’<br />

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detail’’.<br />

An underpass at the Pegasus<br />

roundabout was also required to link<br />

Pegasus residents withthe growing<br />

Ravenswoodretail complex, Ms Powell<br />

Shaking on it ... Associate Transport<br />

Minister Kieran McAnulty (left) and<br />

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon celebrate<br />

the government’s announcement of funding<br />

for safety improvements at Woodend and<br />

Pegasus.<br />

PHOTO: DAVID HILL<br />

said.<br />

Mr McAnulty said therewere ‘‘ongoing<br />

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Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160<br />

/DanRosewarneWaimak kariri<br />

Authorised by Dan RosewarneMP,<br />

Parliament Buildings, Wellington


Season’s<br />

Greetings<br />

FARMBIKE SPECIALISTS<br />

Servicing <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> for over25yrs!<br />

Wishing everyone a<br />

Merry Christmas and a<br />

Prosperous New Year<br />

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YARDS • EARTHWORKS • TRACKING<br />

Scott Heasley 0275 350 302<br />

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2535430<br />

We appreciate your business<br />

and wishyou the bestfor the<br />

comingyear.<br />

We areclosing for the<br />

holiday breakat12noonon<br />

Thursday 22 nd <strong>December</strong><br />

and reopening at 9.00amon<br />

Monday16 th January2023.<br />

333 HighSt, Rangiora<br />

03 313 8518<br />

www,grahamandsons.co.nz<br />

info@grahamandsons.co.nz<br />

2538531<br />

Wishing<br />

everyone a<br />

Merry Xmas<br />

& Happy<br />

New Year<br />

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Christmas and New Year<br />

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Ph (03) 312 9844 or 027 205 5724 (AH)<br />

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Wishes<br />

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Merry Christmas<br />

&a<br />

Happy New Year<br />

Closed from23 rd <strong>December</strong><br />

and<br />

ReopeningMonday23 rd January<br />

PICTURE FRAMING & GALLERY<br />

“FineArtsGuild CommendedFramer”<br />

Phone 3527594<br />

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Open MondaytoFriday<br />

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2539109<br />

FOR ALL YOUR LIGHT AND<br />

HEAVY TRANSPORT REPAIRS<br />

Management &Staff wish<br />

everyone aMerry Christmas<br />

&aHappy New Year.<br />

Thank you for <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Look forward tobeing of<br />

service to you in 2023.<br />

Closed Stats only<br />

Breakdown &<br />

After Hours<br />

Service Available<br />

Phone 03 313 6361<br />

0275 200 711<br />

307 Flaxton Road, RANGIORA<br />

brooktrucks@xtra.co.nz<br />

2537453<br />

Wishing everyone<br />

abrightand happy<br />

holidaybreak!<br />

Wishingeveryone<br />

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holidaybreak!<br />

P: 0800319 6362<br />

Open 7days<br />

2540364<br />

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become part of our family<br />

Wishing our community<br />

aMerry Christmas &<br />

Happy New Year<br />

Ph + 64 3 314 9250<br />

www.amberleyresthome.co.nz<br />

2537249<br />

Wishing all our clients asafe<br />

and happy festive season.<br />

Thank you for your support!<br />

2535426<br />

The freight truck will be on holiday<br />

from 22 nd <strong>December</strong> till<br />

9 th January2023<br />

Phone: Mel 0274 517 063 (Freight)<br />

0274 321 581 (Bus)<br />

03 314 4565 (H)<br />

We look after your needs like we look after our own!<br />

Management and<br />

Staff wish everyone a<br />

Merry Christmas and<br />

a Happy New Year<br />

2537968<br />

Closed 12 noon<br />

22 nd <strong>December</strong><br />

and reopens<br />

9 th January, 8am<br />

03 312 7703<br />

56 Main <strong>North</strong> Road, Woodend<br />

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Season’s Greetings<br />

Raymond Barrow’s<br />

2537467<br />

NORTH CANTERBURY GLASS<br />

Ray and the team<br />

wish everyone aMerry Christmas<br />

and aHappy New Year.<br />

Thank you for your business,<br />

we look forward to being of service<br />

to you in 2023<br />

Closed 12 noon 23 rd <strong>December</strong> and<br />

reopens 9 th January, 8am<br />

10 Albert Street, Rangiora<br />

03 313 5335<br />

www.northcanterburyglass.co.nz<br />

Emergency Glazier available over Christmas<br />

and New Year Period<br />

For all your general<br />

farm and forestry<br />

earthmoving<br />

requirements<br />

Baden Ryan: 027 229 <strong>15</strong>79<br />

Pam Ryan: 027 381 2741<br />

e: ryanearth18@hotmail.com<br />

w: ryanearthmovingltd.co.nz<br />

ryan earthmoving ltd<br />

2539939<br />

HAPPY<br />

CHRISTMAS<br />

to all our Anytime members andthe Rangioracommunity<br />

From Paul, Julie andthe<br />

Anytime Fitness Rangiora team<br />

0508 247GYM<br />

194King Street,Rangiora<br />

rangiora@anytimefitness.co.nz<br />

2539107<br />

Dan and the Team would like to take<br />

this opportunity to acknowledge you<br />

for your support ofour business<br />

in the past year. Weare thankful<br />

for the chance to serve you and<br />

would like to wish you aprosperous<br />

Christmas season and a<br />

Happy New Year.<br />

Closed 23 rd <strong>December</strong> and<br />

Reopening 9 th January<br />

Local, family owned business who has been in<br />

business for over 30 years.<br />

Members of master painters.<br />

Please contact Dan for afree quote<br />

on 0275 340 878<br />

Email: office@daybrospainters.co.nz<br />

www.daybrospainters.co.nz<br />

Callum, Mark and<br />

Michael wish everyone<br />

aMerry Christmas and<br />

aHappy New Year<br />

Closed 24 th <strong>December</strong><br />

Shut stats only<br />

Thank you for <strong>2022</strong><br />

Look forward tobeing of<br />

service to you in2023<br />

Drive safely<br />

63 Hilton Street, Kaiapoi<br />

Ph: 327 0700<br />

2538624<br />

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Season’sGreetingsfrom<br />

the entireTeam.<br />

BestWishesfor a<br />

Christmas thatisfilled<br />

with fun, joy&prosperity.<br />

Happy New Year.<br />

Thankyou for<strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Welook forwardtobeing of<br />

servicetoyou in 2023.<br />

Weare closed 22 nd <strong>December</strong> and<br />

Reopening9 th January.<br />

Phone027 537 2733<br />

or 03 327 6850<br />

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2539932<br />

2536897<br />

Amberley Firewood<br />

Locally owned and<br />

operated<br />

Des &Liz Hahn would<br />

like to thank all our<br />

customers, both past &<br />

future, we look forward<br />

to supplying firewood to<br />

you for next winter.<br />

Wishing everyone a<br />

Merry Christmas &<br />

Happy New Year<br />

027 431 2014<br />

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Kaiapoi Village<br />

Fish nChips &Hamburgers<br />

Management and Staff wish all<br />

our customers aMerry Christmas<br />

and aHappyNew Year<br />

Thank you to all our loyal<br />

customers who have<br />

supported us through<br />

the year.<br />

Closed Stats only.<br />

2537445<br />

Our office will be closed<br />

from 5pm Wednesday<br />

21 st <strong>December</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Re-opening 8.30am<br />

Monday 16 th January 2023<br />

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Amberley’sgrowth<br />

By DAVID HILL.<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Developing aplan to manage Amberley’s<br />

rapid growth is on the agenda in 2023.<br />

Hurunui Mayor Marie Black says<br />

Amberley has grown faster than<br />

expected, with land set aside for<br />

development already snapped up or in<br />

the process of being consented.<br />

To manage future growth, the Hurunui<br />

District Council plans to develop a<br />

spatial plan for the south ward,<br />

including Amberley, Leithfield and the<br />

beach settlements.<br />

‘‘It will be an important piece of work.<br />

It will be about looking forward,’’ Mrs<br />

Black said.<br />

‘‘How do we make certain we have<br />

plans in place that are stable and how<br />

can we ensure we protect our productive<br />

farmland.<br />

‘‘There will be alot work going into it<br />

and lots of opportunity for community<br />

conversation.’’<br />

Mrs Black said she attended aone day<br />

course at Lincoln last year on town<br />

planning, which gave her an insight into<br />

the complexities of creating anew<br />

suburb to meet the needs of today.<br />

‘‘It was interesting coming from arural<br />

background and having always had a<br />

garden.<br />

‘‘Today some people may not have a<br />

section big enough for avegetable<br />

garden, so how do you created ashared<br />

space?’’<br />

The south ward spatial plan will<br />

provide ablueprint for long term growth<br />

over the next 30 years.<br />

Staff are planning to engage with<br />

communities, mana whenua and<br />

stakeholders next year, before<br />

presenting the final spatial plan to the<br />

council in <strong>December</strong>.<br />

Public interest journalism is funded<br />

by New Zealand on Air.<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Floodprotection<br />

worksmeeting<br />

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Ratepayers in the Lowerand Upper PahauRiver<br />

Rating Districts areinvitedtothis upcoming<br />

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Classic cars<br />

Thefinal monthly classic car gathering nearLeithfieldwill have aChristmas<br />

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Kaikoura Schoolyard Market<br />

TheKaikouraSchoolyardMarkets are 10am to 1pm (approximately) every<br />

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to book.<br />

ThisisaKaikouraPrimarySchool fundraiser.<br />

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RangioraBridge Club<br />

Grey Pairs: <strong>North</strong>/South:VeronicaHall/<br />

Pam McAllister 1. Denise Lang/Sue<br />

McIlroy 2. JudithCalder/BeverleyBrain 3.<br />

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Shannahan 1. Gaynor Hurford/Barry<br />

Smart 2. DavidRainey/Tom Rose 3.<br />

SummerPairs: <strong>North</strong>/South: Noreen<br />

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East/West:Jenny Hassall/Julie Brown 1,<br />

DavidMcRae/DavidRainey 2, Jenny<br />

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Davis/MurrayDavis 1, AnnetteCaldwell/<br />

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VeronicaHall 3. East/West: Penny Fisher/<br />

Tricia Riddolls 1, Julie Elliott/ShulaGuse<br />

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Amberley Golf<br />

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RURAL LIFE<br />

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Couple extend irrigation trial into Otago<br />

By GINAMCKENZIE<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> dairy grazers Gary and<br />

Penny Robinson are anticipating aseason<br />

of ‘‘datacollection’’.<br />

The couple have installed asubsurface<br />

dripirrigation systemonan18­hectare<br />

block whichispart of a260­hectarefarm<br />

in Maniototo, CentralOtago, to<br />

complementtheir trial site at Cust.<br />

Garyand Pennyare participating in a<br />

project which examines how the next<br />

generation of farmers are using<br />

innovation to improve their farming<br />

practices.<br />

Waimakariri Landcare Trustand<br />

Waimakariri IrrigationLimitedhave<br />

partnered with the Ministry for Primary<br />

Industriesfor the project, withsupport<br />

fromMPI’s Sustainable Food and Fibre<br />

Futures fund along with Environment<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, Ballanceand DairyNZ.<br />

After awet summer last year scuppered<br />

plans to collect data from their trial block,<br />

the couple were delighted whentheir<br />

partner Carrfieldsapproached them for<br />

an installation opportunity in Maniototo.<br />

Garysays the siteisanideal location for<br />

installingsubsurface drip irrigation.<br />

‘‘Part of it is acorner of apivoton<br />

existing grassand the rest is worked up<br />

land.<br />

‘‘Itcontains two differentsoil types so it<br />

willbeinteresting to compare how the<br />

subsurface drop irrigationperformson<br />

those soil types and then we can also<br />

compare thattoour trial block in Cust.<br />

‘‘Itgoes dry down there in Central<br />

Otago, so we are hoping to fetch some<br />

gooddata.’’<br />

During the installationprocess several<br />

neighbouringfarmersvisited the<br />

Maniototo site to learn more about<br />

subsurface drip irrigation.<br />

2539907<br />

Irrigation trial ... Cust dairy grazers Gary and Penny Robinson will collect data from their<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> trial block and from anew subsurface irrigation system they installed in<br />

Central Otago to prove the benefits of underground irrigation.<br />

PHOTO: GINA MCKENZIE<br />

Theyexpressed interest in trialling the<br />

system if the datagathered from the<br />

system proves the benefits.<br />

Withless waterpotentially available for<br />

irrigationinthe future and stricter<br />

regulations regarding nitrogen run off<br />

intostreams and rivers being introduced,<br />

Penny says the economic and<br />

environmental benefits are clear.<br />

‘‘Subsurface drip irrigation provides<br />

water directly to the rootzone, so you use<br />

lesswater moreefficientlywhen<br />

compared to atraditional irrigation<br />

system.<br />

‘‘There is zero leaching of nitrates as<br />

you don’t applyalot of water because you<br />

are not saturatingthe soil fromthe top<br />

downbut slowly and steadily fromthe<br />

roots of the plant.’’<br />

Measuringthe qualityofthe yieldofthe<br />

crop or pasture produced using<br />

subsurfacedrip irrigation is also an<br />

important aspect of data gathering.<br />

The couple plan to mow patches of<br />

pasture in the trial block and compare the<br />

amount of dry matter per hectarewith<br />

another block without asubsurface drip<br />

irrigation.<br />

‘‘Obviously,wewant increasedyield but<br />

not increased yieldofpoor pasture,’’<br />

Pennysays.<br />

‘‘We are looking for increasedyieldof<br />

high metabolisable energypasture.’’<br />

Gary and Penny were finalists in the<br />

recent Irrigation New ZealandInnovation<br />

in Irrigation Award.<br />

Theywill host afield day at their trial<br />

block in February for localfarmers and<br />

industrypartners to learn more about<br />

subsurfacedrip irrigation.<br />

Slope map issues continue<br />

Beef +Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) says<br />

while it appreciates Government<br />

attempts to revise the low­slope map for<br />

stock exclusion to address inaccuracies,<br />

the map is still flawed and the whole<br />

approach will never be fit for purpose.<br />

B+LNZ chief executive Sam McIvor<br />

says based on discussionswith farmers<br />

there still appear tobesignificant<br />

inaccuracies.<br />

The changes are another example of<br />

the Government tinkering around the<br />

edges rather than doingwhat's really<br />

needed to get things right, he says.<br />

‘‘While an exemptionsregime for when<br />

the map is wrong would help, our<br />

preference remains to replace the map<br />

with ageneral rule that can be applied in<br />

detail at the regional level. We believe<br />

this would be more effective and not cost<br />

farmers unnecessarily.<br />

‘‘The mapwill never be right it is just<br />

not possible to get anational map<br />

accurateenough atthe paddock level.’’<br />

Officials noted in theRegulatory<br />

Impact Statement: Despite changes to<br />

the map, therewill still be instances<br />

where it captures extensive high­country<br />

farming, and it will continue to be<br />

inefficient in this regard.<br />

While officials noted they will<br />

undertake further policy work to<br />

consider an exception for extensive<br />

farming captured by the map based on<br />

land use (for example stocking rate), this<br />

will be subject to future Government<br />

decisions.<br />

‘‘This isn't good enough. Farmers are<br />

already facing atsunami of<br />

environmental rules, many of them<br />

poorly conceived, and the Government<br />

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Pickleball, one of the world’s fastest<br />

growing sports, is to debut in Rangiora.<br />

Across between tennis, badminton<br />

and table tennis, much of its appeal is<br />

because it is easy to learn, and can be<br />

played by awide variety of ages and skill<br />

levels –and it is aheap of fun.<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Sport &<br />

Recreation Trust (NCSRT) is looking to<br />

start aweekly Pickleball programme at<br />

MainPower Stadium starting in<br />

February 2023, and will hold some<br />

introductory sessions before this to<br />

allow people to give it atry.<br />

NCSRT Marketing Manager Tony<br />

Kean is driving the introduction of<br />

Pickleball and says judging by the<br />

casual enquiry they have been<br />

receiving, the sport is likely to gain a<br />

strong following.<br />

‘‘In some ways we are alittle bit late to<br />

the party, but with Pickleball growing<br />

fast and getting media attention in New<br />

Zealand recently we expect our<br />

community will take to it quickly.’’<br />

The Sports Trust started looking into<br />

playing Pickleball acouple of years ago<br />

–well before MainPower Stadium was<br />

finished, however, the pandemic and<br />

then the opening of the Stadium last<br />

year relegated it to the back of the<br />

queue.<br />

Kean recently revived the plan, with<br />

the Trust investing in some equipment<br />

and finding court time to open sessions<br />

up to the public.<br />

‘‘Initially we just got anet and a<br />

couple of paddles and afew of the Trust<br />

staff started having ahit at lunch time.<br />

‘‘Pretty quickly we were hooked and<br />

now every time we play we are getting<br />

In action ... NCSRT staff members Fraser Gauld and Eirinn Moore playing Pickleball at<br />

MainPower Stadium.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

more staff and even some members of<br />

Stadium Fitness Centre to join in.<br />

‘‘We’re all starting at about the same<br />

level which is leading to some<br />

competitive battles in both singles and<br />

doubles.’’<br />

Pickleball uses abadminton size<br />

court, alow tennis­style net, wooden<br />

paddles —orcarbon if you want to get<br />

flash —and ahollow plastic ball full of<br />

holes.<br />

Some of the rules are designed to level<br />

the playing field, such as having to serve<br />

underarm, the ‘‘no volley zone’’ and the<br />

‘‘double bounce’’ rule which gives the<br />

service receiver the advantage of<br />

attacking the net first.<br />

The size of the court and light weight<br />

ball means players are more likely to be<br />

able to get to the bounce of the ball<br />

which allows older players and even<br />

those carrying aminor injury to play<br />

when they might not be able to play<br />

tennis.<br />

Kean says it is really the ‘‘no volley<br />

zone’’ (AKA ‘‘The Kitchen’’) that makes<br />

the game unique and brings in a<br />

different dynamic, particularly in<br />

doubles.<br />

‘‘Not being able to volley close to the<br />

net means the short game becomes very<br />

tactical, with players often resorting to a<br />

low power ‘dink’ shot in order to nullify<br />

anet player’s advantage.”<br />

MainPower Stadium has six<br />

badminton courts and nets which can be<br />

used for social Pickleball, and enough<br />

paddles and balls for doubles games on<br />

every court.<br />

Acourt can be hired on acasual basis<br />

for $29 per hour if you have your own<br />

equipment.<br />

Paddles and balls can be hired for an<br />

additional $5 apair and the ball is $1.<br />

Call or email MainPower Stadium to<br />

book acasual Pickleball session –(03)<br />

975 5560 or email<br />

mainpowerstadium@sportstrust.org.nz.<br />

If you are interested in playing<br />

Pickleball at MainPower Stadium on a<br />

weekly basis in 2023, keep an eye on the<br />

MainPower Stadium website<br />

(mainpowerstadium.nz) or email Tony<br />

Kean (tkean@sportstrust.org.nz) to be<br />

kept informed of any Pickleball news<br />

and updates. Introductory group<br />

sessions will be held on aweek night<br />

later in January leading into a10week<br />

programme through Term 1.<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> goalkeeper earns high honours<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> goalkeeper Blair<br />

Currie has become the first New<br />

Zealand footballer since All Whites star<br />

Joe Bell in 2019 to be named in an All­<br />

American College team.<br />

The 21­year­old was named in the<br />

team after her Spring Arbor University<br />

team from Michigan, won the National<br />

Association of Intercollegiate Athletics<br />

(NAIA) women’s championship at the<br />

finals tournament in Alabama last week.<br />

The <strong>2022</strong> season was Currie’s first<br />

year in the NAIA league, but she still<br />

managed to come out as the top­ranked<br />

goalkeeper across all 188 NAIA women's<br />

football colleges.<br />

As well as being named in the NAIA<br />

All­America team, Currie was awarded<br />

Defensive Player of the Tournament,<br />

and named in the tournament team.<br />

Spring Arbor head coach Jason Crist<br />

sang the praises of the shot­stopper from<br />

Waikuku who played ahuge role in the<br />

final against Marian College from<br />

Indiana, and enabled her team to hang<br />

on to its 1­0 lead.<br />

‘‘In the second half our legs were<br />

getting tired, but in the few moments<br />

when they got alook (at our goal), Blair<br />

was huge acouple of times and stepped<br />

up to made some big saves,’’ Crist said.<br />

‘‘If you want to win achampionships<br />

you need those moments when someone<br />

steps up to make big plays and Blair did<br />

that today.’’<br />

Marian had beaten Curries team<br />

during the regular season, so coach Crist<br />

was proud his team managed to turn<br />

around the fortunes in the final.<br />

‘‘Our league is so tough, so for us<br />

getting it done is fantastic.’’<br />

Blair is asophomore at Spring Arbor<br />

and has two playing seasons remaining.<br />

She was attracted to the programme<br />

by its proven record. It was Spring<br />

Arbors third national championship win<br />

under the tutelage of coach Crist, who<br />

this season became NAIA’s most<br />

successful soccer coach.<br />

Curries last turnout on home soil was<br />

aguest appearance for Western Springs<br />

earlier this year. She’s previously<br />

played for <strong>North</strong>ern Rovers and<br />

Southern United.<br />

In the United States she has turned<br />

out for the IMG Academy, Seton Hall<br />

University and the San Antonio<br />

Athenians in the UWS competition.<br />

In 2018, she was amember of the<br />

bronze­medal winning U17 NZ team at<br />

the FIFA World Cup in Uruguay.<br />

Blair Currie<br />

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<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Christmas boost for region’sfood banks<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

<strong>North</strong><strong>Canterbury</strong>’s food banks<br />

have received aboost in thelead<br />

up to Christmas.<br />

Last week’sToot for Tucker,<br />

organised by Property Brokers,<br />

has been declared asuccess, with<br />

food banks across the<br />

Waimakariri and Hurunui<br />

districts stocked up for the festive<br />

season.<br />

Organiser Bev Wright said there<br />

was an ‘‘outstanding collection’’ of<br />

food acrossboth districts.<br />

She had particular praisefor<br />

the Pegasus, Woodend and<br />

Ravenswood areas, helped by a<br />

big effort from WoodendSchool<br />

children.<br />

‘‘The needisgreaterthan ever,<br />

with prices increasingalmost<br />

every day and two income families<br />

reallystruggling to meetall their<br />

commitments.<br />

‘‘The biggest challenge for many<br />

of thefood banks is to ensure<br />

those in need do not feel<br />

embarrassed to call on themto<br />

provide families withafood<br />

parcel.’’<br />

Hurunui District Council<br />

community activator Roger<br />

Hornblow says the district’s three<br />

food banks are now well­stocked.<br />

‘‘It was one of those reallycool<br />

community occasions. We had<br />

more volunteers than we needed<br />

and we gathered more foodthan<br />

last year.’’<br />

Utes were decorated, cars were<br />

tinselled, the fire brigade sounded<br />

the sirens and therewas even a<br />

Model TFord out on thestreets of<br />

Amberley and Leithfield.<br />

Mr Hornblow said is was ajoint<br />

effort betweenProperty Brokers,<br />

local Lionsclubs and the council,<br />

withsupport fromlocal schools,<br />

the Amberley Volunteer Fire<br />

Brigadeand community groups.<br />

‘‘Wehave 180boxes going out to<br />

families amonth around the<br />

Hurunui, so there is asurprisingly<br />

big demand. Therewas abig spike<br />

lastyear, so we are expecting<br />

anotherbig spike.’’<br />

Rangiora Salvation Army<br />

Captain LindsayAndrewssays<br />

Tootfor Tucker has been ‘‘a<br />

resounding success’’, with<br />

collections in Rangiora, Woodend<br />

and Pegasus stocking up the<br />

army’s food bank.<br />

‘‘Wefeel very privileged to<br />

receiveiton behalf of the<br />

community and thereisasense<br />

thatevery person who gives acan<br />

is apartner in helping others.’’<br />

Mr Andrews said last week’s<br />

haulwill get the foodbank<br />

through the Christmas rushand<br />

wellinto next year. Volunteers are<br />

busymakingup100 Christmas<br />

hampers with treats to ensure<br />

strugglingfamilies enjoy<br />

Christmas Day.<br />

‘‘Weare verygrateful to the<br />

servicegroups, the fire service<br />

and othercommunity groupsfor<br />

their support.’’<br />

Community Wellbeing <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>’s Kaiapoi food bank<br />

received another record haul,<br />

while collectionsinOxfordand<br />

Custgave the Oxford Community<br />

Trust foodbank aboost.<br />

Kaiapoi Community Support coordinatorGabi<br />

Barlowsays the<br />

support for Kaiapoi thisyear was<br />

‘‘incredible’’.<br />

‘‘Our community hasshown<br />

suchkindness and compassion.<br />

43<br />

Community effort ... Rangiora volunteers were proud of their Toot for Tucker haul at Dudley Park last week.<br />

The donations we have received<br />

will help put warmfood in the<br />

bellies of many families this<br />

Christmas.’’<br />

She says requests for food<br />

parcels are more than double<br />

compared to this time last year.<br />

Kaiapoi FoodBank wouldlike to<br />

thank everyone who donated, the<br />

hard­working volunteers,<br />

Kaiapoi­Hinemoa Hockey Club,<br />

Rangiora New Life School, NZRT­<br />

12 and the Kaiapoi Volunteer Fire<br />

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What’s happening in your<br />

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Safety Improvements Across the<br />

District Announced<br />

WaimakaririMayor Dan Gordon,Councillorsand<br />

CommunityBoardmembers were pleased to<br />

welcomethe Associate Minister forTransport<br />

the Hon. Kieran McAnulty to Waimakariri District<br />

lastweektoannouncesafety,cyclingand walking<br />

projectsbeing funded around Woodend and Pegasus.<br />

The safety improvements include wider centrelines,<br />

flexible safety barriers, and intersection<br />

improvements such as traffic lights, roundabouts<br />

or le-in/le-out access. Funding will also cover<br />

several walking and cycling connections including:<br />

• Connecting Kaiapoi to Woodend through<br />

to Pegasus<br />

• Adding links through Railway Road and Ellis<br />

Road connecting the Passchendaele Memorial<br />

Path to the town centre<br />

• New paths on Tram Road and Mandeville Road<br />

• Safety improvements around Southbrook School<br />

• Improved wayfinding and cycle stands.<br />

Mayor Dan Gordon said “This meeting came<br />

about following an invitation that Iextended to<br />

the Minister when Imet with him last month and<br />

I’m thankful for his support to get these safety<br />

improvements moving.”<br />

“The safety of this stretch of highway has been<br />

an ongoing concern for the community for years.<br />

We’ve been working with Waka Kotahi in planning<br />

this work and these changes will make it much<br />

safer for people to drive, walk and cycle across<br />

the District and I’m pleased the projects are finally<br />

confirmed and funded.<br />

“Long term, the Woodend Bypass is what is<br />

needed. But today these projects will be welcome<br />

relief to our communities who are split intwo by<br />

abusy State Highway. We’ve seen the difference<br />

traffic lights at Woodend School have made and<br />

these complimentary safety projects will be<br />

well received.<br />

about how totravel safely. Itmeans high school<br />

students have achoice about how toget to school,<br />

commuters can safely travel by cycle, and it’s great<br />

for recreational users.”<br />

The $6 million Better Transport Choices funding<br />

is indicative atthis stage. The Council will work<br />

with Waka Kotahi to further scope the walking and<br />

cycling projects before moving to the design and<br />

build phases.<br />

The community can find out more about SH1<br />

safety improvements at Waka Kotahi’s community<br />

information session on Thursday 16 February<br />

between 3.30pm and 6.30pm at the Woodend<br />

Community Centre. Maps and more information<br />

are also available online at<br />

nzta.govt.nz/projects/sh1-north-canterbury-corridor<br />

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NEWS &CLASSIFIED<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2022</strong> 45<br />

Council seeks Wakatu plan B<br />

Wakatu Quaymay be redeveloped in<br />

stages,says Kaikōura District Council<br />

chief executiveWill Doughty.<br />

The council is still reeling from the<br />

surprise withdrawalofprojectpartner<br />

Cooper Developmentslastmonth,but Mr<br />

Doughty is confident the redevelopment of<br />

the iconicsite can go ahead.<br />

‘‘Coopers was the onlyinvestor /<br />

developer who was looking to take on the<br />

whole lot, but we hadalot of interest from<br />

those looking at buildingorrentingonthe<br />

site.<br />

‘‘Itisnot amatterofwhat PlanBlooks<br />

like, but we know so much morenow.<br />

‘‘Wenow haveamaster planand we<br />

might be able to do astaged development.’’<br />

Mr Doughtysaysthe councilwill take<br />

sometimetoconsider theoptionsand<br />

plans to go backtothose who expressedan<br />

interest to see whatcan be achieved.<br />

The council received a$9.88 million<br />

grant from the government’sProvincial<br />

Growth FundinJanuary 2020 forthe<br />

Wakatu Quayredevelopment, with only a<br />

quarter of the fundsspent so far.<br />

But the project was expected to cost alot<br />

moreand it was crucial thecouncil found<br />

aprojectpartner or partners,MrDoughty<br />

says.<br />

‘‘Weneed to be mindfulofthe economic<br />

climate, butthere is stillalot we can<br />

achieve.<br />

‘‘Ifweare notgoingtobuild it all in one<br />

hit,maybewecan use the PGFfundingin<br />

one buildingtokick startthe<br />

development?’’<br />

Whatever eventuates, Mr Doughty says<br />

the intentionisfor arevamped to Wakatu<br />

Quaytocomplementthe towncentre,<br />

ratherthan competeagainstit.<br />

The siteisowned freehold by the<br />

council and anyprospective developers or<br />

businesses wouldneedtoapplyfor alease.<br />

Councillorsweredue to make a<br />

decision on whether to progress<br />

Kaikōura's multi­use court upgrade<br />

yesterday, after it wasdeferredinthe hope<br />

usergroups could resolve their<br />

differences.<br />

The Council received areport<br />

commissionedbySport Tasman lastmonth<br />

presenting optionsfor upgrading the<br />

earthquake­damagedtennis courtsat<br />

Takahanga Domain into amulti­use<br />

facility.<br />

But the council deferred adecision on<br />

whether to support therecommendations<br />

untilthe sports clubscametoan<br />

agreement.<br />

‘‘The keything is,thisneeds to be<br />

community driven andnot council<br />

driven,’’ Kaikōura District Council chief<br />

executive Will Doughty said.<br />

Cr JohnDiver chairedameetingofthe<br />

newly formed KaikōuraCommunity<br />

Courts Grouplastweek, where he hoped to<br />

find aresolution betweenthe Kaikōura<br />

NetballCentre and local tennis players.<br />

Sport Tasman’s preferredoption is to<br />

redevelopthe courtsonone level,which<br />

wouldcost an estimated $420,000.<br />

TheKaikōura NetballCentre, whichhas<br />

nearly20teams, has beenplaying at the<br />

Kaikōura High Schoolnetballcourts.<br />

Anetball centrerepresentative at the<br />

council meeting said thecentre would<br />

need three courtsfor gamedays,which<br />

wouldfit better on asingle levelfacility.<br />

Whiletennis has traditionallybeen<br />

played at theTakahangatennis courts,<br />

thereisno tennisclubinKaikōura.<br />

Thetennisplayers indicated one tennis<br />

courtwouldbesufficient fortheir needs.<br />

Sport Tasman alsosaw opportunities for<br />

theinvolvementofothersports suchas<br />

basketball, volleyballand traditional<br />

Māorigameslike TapuAe.<br />

TheKaikōura Rugby Club was<br />

rebuilding its clubroomsasacommunity<br />

pavilion and planned to includestorage<br />

fortennis,netball and othersports<br />

equipment.<br />

Thecouncilhas received$164,000from<br />

theDepartmentofInternal Affairs’<br />

Earthquake Relief Fund.<br />

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Portion of Leonard Street that adjoins9Highfield Street,Waiau, Hurunui District<br />

Public Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Section 319(h) and 342(a) of the Local Government Act 1974, the<br />

Hurunui District Council proposestostoppartofthe road describedinthe schedule hereto:<br />

SCHEDULE<br />

Area (ha) Shownonthe plan as Plan<br />

0.21 Road to be stopped (proposed) Portion of Leonard Street, Waiau –Proposed Road Stopping<br />

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Area(ha) Shown Landtobeamalgamated with<br />

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Lot 2DP44736<br />

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CouncilAttn:CameronAshworth either in personto66Carters Road,Amberley,orpostedtoPO Box13,<br />

Amberley 7441oremailed to cameron.ashworth@hurunui.govt.nz toarrivenolater than 5:00pm 24 February<br />

2023.<br />

DatedatHurunuiDistrict Council,Amberleythis 8th dayof<strong>December</strong> <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

HDobbie<br />

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Daryl Power<br />

027 230 9401<br />

concretepower@scorch.co.nz<br />

www.concretepower.co.nz<br />

2273277<br />

• Ear Health checks.<br />

• Wax removal using Microsuction<br />

• Removal of foreign bodies<br />

• Basic hearing aid care<br />

Clinics in Rangiora, Amberley and Kaiapoi<br />

Rest homes/retirement villages, booking by prior arrangement.<br />

Bookings: Online www.earcare.nz |Phone 020 4124 25 25<br />

Email alison@earcare.nz | Ear Care <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

2324849<br />

• ACC provider<br />

• WarVeteran provider<br />

• No medical referral<br />

required<br />

• New Houses • Heatpumps • Alterations<br />

• TV &Data • Security &Alarms • Lighting<br />

• Residential &Commercial Maintenance<br />

• Test &Tagging • Audio &Home Theatre<br />

• Inspections &much more<br />

www.rgrantelectrical.co.nz<br />

2502205<br />

2269236<br />

Electrician<br />

p 03 313 7144 | m 027 432 <strong>15</strong>34<br />

e info@rgrantelectrcial.com<br />

Engineering<br />

For your Engineering needs<br />

187d Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi<br />

Phone 03 327 5246 |027 495 2821<br />

toppeng@xtra.co.nz<br />

DENTURE CLINIC<br />

RANGIORA<br />

DENTURE CLINIC<br />

Garry WMechen<br />

Registered Clinical DentalTechncian<br />

Phone (03) 313-9192<br />

38a Ashley Street, Rangiora<br />

NEW N W DENTURES D ES<br />

*RELINE * *REPAIRS<br />

* I S<br />

HOURS<br />

8.30am -12noon<br />

- Monday to Friday<br />

FREE E CONSULTATION O<br />

AND ADVICE<br />

A V C<br />

For a/h repairs<br />

phone (03) 310-3044<br />

2518788<br />

Glass<br />

Raymond Barrow’s<br />

NORTH CANTERBURY GLASS<br />

✓ Reglaze broken windows<br />

✓ Cat &dog doors<br />

✓ Splash Backs<br />

✓ Frame-less glass showers<br />

✓ Doubleglazing<br />

✓ Windscreens<br />

Phone: 03 313 5335<br />

10 Albert Street, Rangiora<br />

www.northcanterburyglass.co.nz<br />

Landscaping<br />

STEWART CONTRACTING<br />

Landscaping -Fencing<br />

& Earthworks<br />

ENJOYABLE STRESS FREE LANDSCAPING<br />

03 313 9375 •027 369 3974<br />

www.stewartcontracting.co.nz<br />

contact@stewartcontracting.co.nz<br />

Landscaping<br />

For all your landscaping needs<br />

All Landscaping, Retaining Walls (Engineered and<br />

Non-Engineered), Timber Fences, Landscape Structures<br />

and more...Lifestyle Block, Rural and Residential.<br />

Phone Jeremy 021 169 9394<br />

www.blackhill.co.nz<br />

www.facebook.com/blackhillltd<br />

2372616v2<br />

2136148<br />

Plasterer<br />

Plumbing<br />

Mobile Welding /Fabrication<br />

Pool Care<br />

Seamless Spouting<br />

Interior<br />

Renovations<br />

Ltd<br />

Plasterboard,<br />

fixing &stopping<br />

Cornice<br />

Cove and<br />

stippled ceilings<br />

Registered<br />

Tradesman<br />

Call Mark<br />

027 438 0665<br />

For all<br />

general<br />

aspects of<br />

plumbing<br />

Discounts for over<br />

65 years old<br />

Fast friendly service<br />

All work guaranteed<br />

Aaron McCartney<br />

Certifying Plumber<br />

Cell 027 366 9091<br />

A/H 03 310 2137<br />

Free Call:<br />

0508 44EVER<br />

EMAIL:<br />

plumber_27@yahoo.com<br />

2172994<br />

2495004<br />

Scrap Metal<br />

CASH PAID FOR SCRAP<br />

•Car Bodies •Scrap Steel•Specialists in Farm<br />

Machinery•All non Ferrous<br />

MAINLAND<br />

METALS LTD<br />

Ph (03)338 7000<br />

Mike0274 818544 •Robbie 0274818 027<br />

Locally owned and operated<br />

1902273<br />

PREPARE FORSWIM SEASON<br />

Year-round PoolwerxChristchurchare heretoassist youwith:<br />

•Regular,casual or on-demand pool and spa valet servicing<br />

•Heating options includingthermalcovers and heatpumps<br />

•Pool and spa chemicals and equipment<br />

•Green Pool clean-ups<br />

•Water tests<br />

•Robotic cleaner sales and servicing<br />

2498051v2<br />

Seamless Spouting<br />

Supply and Install<br />

of Seamless Gutters<br />

10 year no leaks<br />

guarantee<br />

• Continuous spouting made on site,<br />

large colour range available<br />

• High grade and thicker material used<br />

• Repair or replace any type of gutter<br />

• Undertake all insurance work<br />

• Independently owned and operated<br />

• Competitive pricing<br />

Servicing <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>Districts<br />

Call Marvin 027 371 4179<br />

spouting2u@gmail.com<br />

2481421<br />

To book your spaceinthis guide,phone Amanda Keys 313 2840 or email amanda.keys@ncnews.co.nz


2017 CorollaGLXHatch<br />

•1.8L PetrolAuto, Alloys<br />

•Camera, Bluetooth, NZ new<br />

•6.8L/100kms<br />

$<br />

19,995<br />

2019 Toyota Yaris GX<br />

•1.3LPetrolAuto, NZ New<br />

•Camera, Bluetooth<br />

•SafetySense, Only 18,000kms<br />

WAS$20,995<br />

$<br />

19,995<br />

2004 Toyota Celica<br />

•1.8L VVTL-I Petrol, 6-Speed Manual<br />

•NZNew,MultipleAirbags<br />

•Spoiler<br />

$<br />

11,995<br />

2017 Toyota Vitz Hybrid<br />

•1.5LPetrolAuto, ClimateAir<br />

•3.8L/100km, Rebate Eligible<br />

•Only 33,700kms<br />

$<br />

20,995<br />

2017 Toyota Vitz Hybrid<br />

•1.5LPetrolHybridAuto<br />

•5-Door,ClimateAir,Rebate Eligible<br />

•Only 48,600kms<br />

$<br />

20,995<br />

2018 Toyota Yaris GX<br />

•1.3LPetrolAuto, NZ New<br />

•Camera,SafetySense,Bluetooth<br />

•Only 16,600kms<br />

WAS$19,995<br />

$<br />

17,995<br />

2013LexusCT200H<br />

•1.8L PetrolHybrid; NZ New<br />

•Camera, Bluetooth, 4.5L/100km<br />

•85,350kms<br />

$<br />

19,995<br />

2018 Corolla GX Hatch<br />

•1.8L PetrolAuto, Camera<br />

•Bluetooth, Lane Keep &Pre-Crash Assist<br />

•71,700kms<br />

2018 Corolla GX Hatchback<br />

•1.8L PetrolAuto<br />

•Camera, NZ New, Bluetooth<br />

•Only 59,500kms.<br />

2019 CorollaGXHybrid<br />

•1.8L PetrolHybridAuto<br />

•NZNew,Satnav,Bluetooth<br />

•Only 25,400kms<br />

2021 Corolla GX Hatch<br />

•2.0L PetrolAuto, Camera, Bluetooth<br />

•5-Star Safety, Satnav<br />

•Only 10,200kms<br />

2021 Corolla GX Hatch<br />

•2.0L Petrol Auto, Bluetooth, Camera<br />

•Satnav,5-StarSafety<br />

•Only 10,200kms<br />

$<br />

19,995 $<br />

20,995<br />

$<br />

34,995<br />

$<br />

31,995<br />

$<br />

30,995<br />

2018 Rav4 GXL AWD<br />

•2.5LPetrolAuto, Satnav<br />

•Keyless,Camera, 5-Star Safety<br />

•107,800kms<br />

WAS$29,995<br />

$<br />

27,995<br />

2016 Rav4 GXL AWD<br />

•2.5LPetrolAuto, Camera<br />

•Keyless, 5-Star Safety<br />

•91,900kms<br />

WAS$31,995<br />

$<br />

28,995<br />

2019 CamryGXHybrid<br />

•2.5LPetrolHybrid, Camera<br />

•Bluetooth, 4.7L/100km<br />

•Only 44,700kms<br />

$<br />

36,995<br />

20<strong>15</strong>Toyota AurionAT-X<br />

•3.5LPetrolAuto, Camera<br />

•Bluetooth, Cruise Control<br />

•NZNew<br />

2017 Toyota C-HR Hybrid<br />

•Bluetooth<br />

•4.2L/100km<br />

•44,950kms<br />

$<br />

11,995 $<br />

33,995<br />

2020 Toyota RaizeZ<br />

•1.0LTurboPetrolAuto, 2WD<br />

•360Camera,Satnav<br />

•5.4L/100km,Only41,400kms<br />

$<br />

29,995<br />

2019 Rav4 GXL AWD<br />

•2.5LPetrol8-Speed Auto<br />

•Camera, Bluetooth, 5-Star Safety<br />

•Only 33,950kms<br />

$<br />

43,995<br />

2019 Rav4 GXL AWD<br />

•2.5LPetrol8-Speed Auto<br />

•5-Star Safety, Satnav, Bluetooth<br />

•Only 48,350kms<br />

$<br />

42,995<br />

2019 Rav4 GXL AWD<br />

•2.5LPetrol8-Speed Auto, ClimateAir<br />

•Camera, Satnav,5-Star Safety<br />

•Only 30,450km<br />

$<br />

42,995<br />

2016 HighlanderGXL<br />

•3.5LPetrolAuto, Leather 7-Seater<br />

•Camera, Roof Rack,Towbar<br />

•Only 72,500kms<br />

2016 Holden Colorado<br />

Trailblazer<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto, Leather<br />

•7-Seater,Camera<br />

WAS$39,995<br />

•Only63,800kms<br />

$<br />

37,995<br />

WAS$41,995<br />

$<br />

36,800<br />

NOW<br />

2019 Rav4 GX 2WD<br />

•2.0L PetrolAuto, Alloys, Satnav<br />

•Camera, 5-StarSafety, 6.7L/100km<br />

•Only 51,800kms<br />

$<br />

35,995<br />

2017 Hilux SR5<br />

4WD<br />

Double-Cab<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto,<br />

•Bullbar, Flatdeck<br />

•Satnav,Keyless<br />

$<br />

41,995<br />

2021 LandCruiser PradoVX<br />

•<strong>15</strong>0Kw 2.8LTurbo Diesel, Leather<br />

•360 Camera,5-StarSafety<br />

•Only 11,<strong>15</strong>0kms<br />

$<br />

81,995<br />

2017 HiluxS2WD<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Manual<br />

•Camera, Bluetooth, Cruise Control<br />

•Only 57,450kms<br />

$<br />

31,995<br />

2019 HiluxSR5 4WD<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto, Alloys<br />

•Camera, Satnav, Keyless<br />

•Only 54,850kms<br />

$<br />

51,995<br />

2018 Hilux SR5 4WD<br />

Double-Cab<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto<br />

•Facelift Model,Satnav,Keyless<br />

•Only 43,500kms<br />

$<br />

51,995<br />

20<strong>15</strong>Ford RangerXLT<br />

•3.2LTurbo Diesel Auto, 2WD<br />

•Alloys, Bluetooth, Tonneau<br />

•Rear Sensors<br />

$<br />

27,500<br />

2018 LandCruiser PradoVX<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, Leather 7-Seater<br />

•Keyless,Satnav,<br />

•360 Camera<br />

WAS$71,995<br />

$ NOW 69,995<br />

Percival Street,Rangiora • Ph (03) 313-8186 any time • www.rangiora.toyota.co.nz<br />

Signature<br />

CLASS<br />

2017 LandCruiserPrado TX<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, 7-Seater<br />

•Leather,Keyless,Camera<br />

•Only 37,<strong>15</strong>0kms<br />

WAS$63,995<br />

$ NOW 59,995<br />

2019 Toyota Fortuner GXL<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel Auto, Satnav<br />

•Camera,ClimateAir<br />

•Only26,100kms<br />

$<br />

52,995<br />

2019 HiluxSR5 4WD<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, Auto<br />

•Camera, Facelift Model, keyless<br />

•Satnav.Only 37,850kms<br />

$<br />

52,995<br />

2021 Daihatsu Hijet<br />

Dump Truck<br />

•650ccPetrolManual, 4WD<br />

•Tipper Deck, DiffLocker, Hi-LoRatio<br />

•Only 100kms<br />

$<br />

31,995<br />

2018 Hilux SR 4WD<br />

•2.8L Turbo Diesel, 6-Speed Manual<br />

•Tonneau,Camera<br />

•Only61,000kms<br />

$<br />

46,995<br />

2532693<br />

FINANCE &INSURANCE AVAILABLE

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